Maybe you’ve resisted getting into AMC’s zombie melodrama The Walking Dead but your friends have finally worn you down. Or maybe your long-term memory for television is lacking. Either way, the network believes the best way to prepare for the season premiere on Sunday, October 23, is to listen to John Cleese narrate a quick recap of the previous six seasons.
The video is intended mainly for UK viewers, which is why it suggests the debut date is October 24 and why Mr. Cleese refers to something called an “Ofsted inspection.” That’s the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. There are also a couple mentions of “bezzie” and “boffing,” which you can look up yourself.
If you’re wondering whether Cleese is a genuine admirer of the show or just a voice for hire, it sounds like the former. “I can’t get enough of The Walking Dead,” he told Newsweek. “The beautiful scenery, the emotional depths of the characters and, most of all, the gentle sprinkling of horrific barbarism.”