Unsurprisingly, AMC has announced that its hit series, THE WALKING DEAD, has been renewed for a seventh season. The announcement comes almost a week after Sunday’s most talked about episode – which drew in 18.2 million viewers.
“Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, ‘without a doubt’ filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with a new season of ‘The Walking Dead’,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC. “All joking aside, we are so proud to share this show with fans who have been so passionate, communicative and engaged. We are grateful for and continually impressed by the talent, effort and excellence on continuous display by Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple and the many people with whom we partner to make these unique shows possible. The result: More Walking. Hooray.”
In addition to Walking Dead’s renewal, its corresponding series, THE TALKING DEAD, hosted by Chris Hardwick, has also been renewed for a sixth season, after its highest rated episode ever last Sunday, which delivered 7.3 million viewers.