How to watch 'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' online: episodes available now

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Watch "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live" to reconnect with original survivor Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). (Image credit: AMC)

The original show may have been shuffling along like its titular zombies before being put to rest with 2022's series finale, but "The Walking Dead" franchise has risen from the grave with a run of spin-offs. The latest, "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live", premieres on Sunday, February 25 – and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' release date, time and channel

"The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live" airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sundays
• FREE STREAM — TVNZ Plus (New Zealand)
• U.S.AMC Plus or AMC via Sling / Fubo
• Canada
AMC Plus
• AustraliaStan (Mon, Feb. 26)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free

When we last saw Rick Grimes in season 9 of the original series, he seemingly sacrificed himself to save those he loved, blowing up a bridge full of walkers and apparently meeting his maker in the process. However, it was later revealed that Rick was picked up by a CRM helicopter and whisked away to the Civic Republic, a vast militia-run civilization, and this is where we find him at the start of "The Ones Who Live". 

Meanwhile, Michonne (Danai Gurira), Rick’s wife, left the main group to go and search for the former lawman, (correctly) believing him to still be alive. The new series is already setting up an epic love story set across the post-apocalyptic wasteland. 

There’s also a host of new cast members, including Terry O’Quinn as CRM Major General Beale and Craig Tate as Lieutenant Colonel Donald Okafor. Pollyana McIntosh returns as Jadis, the CRM warrant officer who rescued Rick as he departed the main series. 

Rick Grimes’ return to the “Walking Dead” universe is already an explosive affair, so read on to find out how to watch “The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live” from wherever you are. 

Watch 'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' for FREE

Great news for "Walking Dead" fans in New Zealand: "The Ones Who Live" is available to stream now, for free, on the TVNZ Plus streaming service. New episodes drop at the same time as in the U.S..

You can stream "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live" free on TVNZ Plus from anywhere in the world with a VPN, as a Kiwi abroad. Full details on how to do that just below...

Watch 'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' from anywhere

How to watch 'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' from anywhere

Just because AMC, AMC+ and Sling aren't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live" if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

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Watch 'The Ones Who Live' in the U.S.

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How to watch 'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' in the U.S.

In the U.S., "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live" airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.

AMC is a broadcast network that can be accessed with one of the through a cable TV package but if you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch AMC on a live TV service, such as Sling TV or Fubo.

Of these options, we recommend Fubo, one of the best streaming services on the market. Its affordable Pro Plan comes with over 120 channels, including all the broadcast networks. 

If you're away from home when "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live" airs, you can tune in as you usually would using a VPN like ExpressVPN

Sling TV

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How to watch 'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' on AMC+

If you prefer to stream "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live", episodes drop on AMC+ in the U.S. on Sundays.

AMC Plus:

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Watch 'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' in Canada

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How to watch 'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' in Canada

Canadians can stream "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live" at the same time as Americans (Sundays) on AMC Plus, which is also where you'll find everything so far from the "Walking Dead" universe.

Americans travelling in The Great North looking to watch the zombie drama overseas can use a VPN to stream as you would back home.

Can I watch 'The Ones Who Live' in the U.K.?

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Can I watch 'The Ones Who Live' in the U.K.?

It's bad news for "The Walking Dead" fans in the U.K. with "The Ones Who Live" joining "Dead City" and "Daryl Dixon" in the 'currently unavailable' category. It's not even clear where the spin-offs will arrive when they eventually do, with the franchise currently being spread across Disney Plus and Prime Video.

If you're a U.S. resident travelling in the U.K., a VPN will let you stream just as if you were Stateside. 

Watch 'The Ones Who Live' in Australia

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Watch 'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' in Australia

Aussies can watch "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live" on Stan, which is now the home of all "Walking Dead" content Down Under. 

The streamer offers a whopping 30-day free trial and after that, plans start from $10 AUD a month.

If you're a U.S. citizen travelling in the Oz, a VPN will let you stream just as if you were Stateside. 

'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' episode guide

  • Episode 1 – "Years": Sunday, February 25
  • Episode 2 – "Gone": Sunday, March 3
  • Episode 3 – "Bye": Sunday, March 10
  • Episode 4 – "What We": Sunday, March 17
  • Episode 5 – "Become": Sunday, March 24
  • Episode 6 – "The Last Time": Sunday, March 31

Everything to know about 'The Ones Who Live' 

Everything to know about 'The Ones Who Live'

Who is in the cast of "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live"?

  • Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes
  • Danai Gurira as Michonne
  • Pollyanna McIntosh as Jadis Stokes / Anne
  • Lesley-Ann Brandt as Pearl Thorne
  • Terry O'Quinn as Beale
  • Matthew August Jeffers as Nat
  • Andrew Bachelor as Bailey
  • Breeda Wool as Aiden
  • Craig Tate as Donald Okafor

What can we expect from "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live"

The official synopsis from AMC reads: "'The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' presents an epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world. Kept apart by distance. By an unstoppable power. By the ghosts of who they were. Rick and Michonne are thrown into another world, built on a war against the dead... And ultimately, a war against the living. Can they find each other and who they were in a place and situation unlike any they've ever known before? Are they enemies? Lovers? Victims? Victors? Without each other, are they even alive — or will they find that they, too, are the Walking Dead?"

Are there other installments of "The Walking Dead" franchise?

Is "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live" based on a book?

The "Walking Dead" franchise is based on the comic book series of the same name which ran from 2003-2019. It was created and written by Robert Kirkman, who also created Prime Video's superhero series "Invincible". 

While the original "The Walking Dead" TV show stayed fairly true to the comic at first, it gradually departed further from the source material. The spin-off series have been largely new creations. 

Tom Wardley
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Tom is a freelance writer, predominantly focusing on film and TV. A graduate of Film Studies at University of South Wales, if he's not diving in to the Collector's Edition Blu Ray of an obscure 80s horror, you'll find him getting lost with his dog or mucking about in the water with his board.