How to watch Fear the Walking Dead season 7 early

Fear the Walking Dead season 7 is back and you can watch the season premiere a week early. The show debuts on October 17 on AMC, but if you’re an AMC+ subscriber you can watch the first episode of the new season right now.

AMC Networks has been offering early viewing of new episodes as a perk to subscribers. It used to be a few days before the linear network premiere, and now it’s a full week.

While this practice causes much consternation to fans who don’t (or can’t) subscribe, it’s a big bonus for those who do. The new episodes are usually available around 3am ET the Sunday before the episode premieres on television.

Watch Fear the Walking Dead season 7 now on AMC+

At the end of season 6, Teddy (John Glover) set his dastardly plan in motion. The cult leader wanted to trigger a new kind of apocalypse by launching nuclear missiles from the beached U.S.S. Pennsylvania into the Texas sky, turning the landscape into a barren nuclear wasteland.

The survivors were scattered all over the region, with Grace (Karen David), Morgan (Lennie James) and baby Mo still at the submarine, Strand (Colman Domingo) in a warehouse with his new friend Howard (Omid Abtahi), Sherry (Christine Evangelista) and Dwight (Austin Amelio) in a cellar with a group of people, June (Jenna Elfman) and John Dorie Sr. (Keith Carradine) in Teddy’s old bunker and then Sarah (Mo Collins), Charlie (Alexa Nisenson), Luciana (Danay Garcia), Daniel (Ruben Blades), Wes (Colby Holman) and Rabbi Jacob (Peter Jaconson) all ended up on a helicopter thanks to Althea’s (Maggie Grace) girlfriend Isabelle (Sydney Lemmon).

Now it’s a race to survive, only this time it’s not just the undead that are causing problems. Now the very air they breathe is deadly. The stakes have never been higher.

Fear the Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 17 at 9pm ET/PT