It’s been confirmed that The Walking Dead will cross the Atlantic to UK satellite channel Fox on Friday, October 18.

Fox will air the fourth season of the Andrew Lincoln-starring zombie drama only five days after it debuts in the US on AMC.

Season three left the show on a cliffhanger finale – but our lips are sealed as the season is currently running on Tuesday nights on RTÉ Two.

Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on the show, has promised a "deeper, darker season" next time around.

Co-star Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie Greene, added: "There's this wonderful slow burn to this season that really, really catches you off guard when something happens, because what we get this season that I don't think we've had as much of is very specific deep character development.

"Where we go off on these little loops into these characters' lives and then you're just caught from the side with the horror."