LONDON, 13-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahead of the season 5 launch on 13th October on FOX, NOW TV has teamed up with celebrity make-up artist and fan of The Walking Dead, Millie Mackintosh, to recreate the gory look of a walker from the smash-hit zombie series. Watch her terrifying transformation here: http://po.st/YTmakeover
Working with specialist UK-based SFX make-up artist, Nicholas Thompson, Millie’s shocking new look took over three hours to complete. Ahead of the make-over, Greg Nicotero, the award-winning make-up artist and Executive Producer from The Walking Dead, shared his behind-the-scenes secrets on achieving the ultimate horrifying walker look.
Fans of the show that are dying to follow in Millie’s footsteps and recreate the walker look at home this Halloween, can follow a simplified step-by-step tutorial here: http://po.st/TWDTutorial
The Walking Dead comes alive with the Entertainment Month Pass on NOW TV: fans can catch-up on seasons 1-4 now, and season 5 arrives onto screens on 13 October at 9pm First on FOX.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead is a post-apocalyptic horror drama, starring British actor Andrew Lincoln as sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes. Grimes wakes from a coma to a world dominated by flesh-eating zombies and embarks on a journey to find his family and other survivors, facing a series of horrifying encounters along the way.
Gidon Katz, Director of NOW TV said: “With fans of The Walking Dead dying to gorge on Season 5 when it launches on FOX, available on NOW TV next week, we thought it was the perfect time to demonstrate how to recreate the gory walker look at home. We hope it gives fans something to really sink their teeth into for their Halloween costumes this year!”
Millie Mackintosh, celebrity make-up artist and fan of The Walking Dead said: “I love The Walking Dead and can’t wait to see what happens in the new Season when it launches on FOX, available on NOW TV next week. As a make-up artist, I’m always amazed by the incredible SFX on the show so I jumped at the chance to be made into one of the iconic walkers. Nothing could prepare me for seeing myself like that – the flesh wounds were so realistic and terrifying – I’m still having nightmares!”
To help them get the look at home, fans of the show can win a walker make-over kit from NOW TV by watching and sharing Millie’s make-over tutorial video found at nowtv.com/thewalkingdead.
Customers with the NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass can also look forward to the best shows around this Autumn, including the final series of Boardwalk Empire (Sky Atlantic), Legends (Sky 1) and The Leftovers (Sky Atlantic). Plus, they can also watch all previous series of Lost, The West Wing, Mad Men and Hannibal.
The NOW TV Box costs just £9.99 and turns your TV into a smart TV in minutes, giving access to great catch-up TV from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5, plus apps like Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify directly through your TV. If that wasn’t enough, whether you’re a sports fan, a TV junkie or a film lover, the NOW TV Passes put great entertainment at your fingertips – no limbs, no contract, no hassle. To order a NOW TV Box or for more information, visit nowtv.com/thewalkingdead.
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About NOW TV
NOW TV offers hundreds of films from Sky Movies on demand, the best live sporting action from Sky Sports and must-see shows on 13 of the best pay TV channels including Sky1, Sky Atlantic and Sky Living. Taking advantage of the rapid growth in broadband-connected devices, and building on Sky’s experience in multi-platform TV, the service provides an additional choice to watch and enjoy Sky Movies, Sky Sports and the TV shows everyone’s talking about.
NOW TV offers some of Sky’s most popular programming. The NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass lets customers stream TV shows live and on demand in seconds, without a contract for £4.99 a month (£6.99 a month from 16 October). Now people can get simple, instant and commitment-free access to top TV channels such as Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts, Discovery, MTV, Comedy Central, GOLD, Disney, FOX, Nickelodeon and Nick.Jnr, plus ITV Encore and entire box sets of hit shows.
Sky Movies is the UK’s most popular subscription movies service with up to 800 different movies on demand including up to four new and exclusive Sky Movies premieres each week. With a Sky Movies Month Pass, NOW TV customers can choose from more of the latest and biggest movies you missed at the cinema. The Sky Movies Month Pass is available for £8.99 a month (£9.99 a month from 16 October).
NOW TV also offers a flexible way to watch Sky Sports. With a Sky Sports Day Pass or Sky Sports Week Pass (available to purchase via NOWTV.com only) customers can see exclusive live action from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Formula 1®, Test cricket, US and European Tour golf, ATP tennis, European and international rugby union and much more.
NOW TV is available to anyone 18 or over in the UK with a broadband or 3G connection across a wide range of connected devices including NOW TV Box, PC, Mac, selected Android smartphones and tablets, iOS devices, PS3, PS4, YouView, Xbox One and Xbox 360 (the Sky Movies live channels, and Entertainment Month Pass are not available on YouView). TalkTalk customers with YouView can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass.
The NOW TV Box offers customers a quick and easy way to convert a regular TV into a Smart TV for a one-off box cost of £9.99. NOW TV Box: Connects to TV via HDMI (cable supplied). NOW TV account required to activate box. Customers can select a Sky Movies Pass, Sky Sports Day Pass or an Entertainment Month Pass to create an account and watch NOW TV. All Passes sold separately. Some apps on the box (such as Spotify) cost extra.
Month passes renew automatically until cancelled. Sky Sports Passes pricing available for a limited time only and until 27th November 2014.
About Fox International Channels
FOX International Channels (FIC) is 21st Century FOX’s international multi-media business. We develop, produce and distribute 300+ wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, sports, lifestyle, factual and movie channels in 45 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. FIC’s core channel brands include FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Life and National Geographic Channel. FIC’s movie channels include FOX Movies, FOX Movies Premium, Star Chinese Movies and Moviecity. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 1.625 billion cumulative households worldwide. FIC is dedicated to delivering high quality US content to its global viewers. We acquire, develop, produce and co-produce scripted and non-scripted programming for our linear and digital platforms including the Golden Globes nominated hit series The Walking Dead, The Bridge, Da Vinci’s Demons and the upcoming original series, Outcast. In the past five years FIC pioneered a global release strategy and is the first and only international TV company to release TV series in 125 countries at the same time as the US. In addition FIC owns and operates two production studios that produce hundreds of local programming hours for its wholly owned channels and third parties.