We'll get our first look at footage from The Walking Dead Season 3 during the previously announced preview weekend taking place from July 7-8. If you missed the news, we have more details on the event, which also included an opportunity to win a "stagger-on" role as walker in Season 3:

"Attention aspiring zombies: AMC is offering you a chance to find out what it's like to live life as one of the undead with the Watch to Win Sweepstakes. All you have to do is tune in to The Walking Dead Season 3 Preview Weekend July 7-8, culminating with a Talking Dead live prime time special on Sun., Jul. 8 at 9/8c. During the special, host Chris Hardwick will reveal a special code word. Submit the code word at AMCDead.com and you'll be entered to win a trip for two to The Walking Dead production in Georgia, where you'll be transformed into a zombie extra for a Season 3 episode. (Please note: The entry period closes Mon., Jul. 9 at 6AM ET.)"

Additional Details: "May 31, 2012 – AMC announced today “The Walking Dead” Season 3 Preview Weekend on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 beginning at 11:30am each day. Airing just one week before Comic-Con, the two-day programming event will feature a marathon of all 19 episodes from the series’ critically acclaimed first two seasons, culminating with a “Talking Dead” live primetime special on Sunday, July 8 at 9pm. The one-time-only airing of “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), will be followed by the world television premiere of the black and white version of “The Walking Dead” pilot episode at 10pm. The special version of the series’ first episode was created specifically for fans of The Walking Dead, as it holds true to the original black and white comic book, written by Robert Kirkman.

Throughout “The Walking Dead” Marathon, Hardwick will introduce each episode from the set of season three in Atlanta, giving viewers a glimpse of the new sets. Along with several cast members and producers, he will set up the storyline from each episode, and discuss the classic moments and unique characters featured. In addition, every episode with be wrapped with exclusive character and scene-specific content from the first two seasons, including behind-the-scenes footage and sit-down interviews with the cast.

In the hour-long “Talking Dead” event, shot live in Los Angeles, Hardwick will give fans a first look at “The Walking Dead” Season 3, including a scene from the new season, and brand new video interviews with the cast, a tour of the new set and a sneak peek at the props and wardrobes featured in Season 3. Hardwick will also sit down with in-studio guests including the show’s executive producers and other celebrity fans. Viewers will get information on the show’s presence at this year’s Comic-Con, including a look at the construction of “The Walking Dead” booth, updates on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Social Game, and other show-related news and topics."

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Source: AMC