Today AMC announced a seventh season for ‘The Walking Dead’. This past Sunday’s episode delivered 18.2 million viewers, who tuned in to seeing the end of fan-favorite, Glenn.
The hit television show, based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, has been a massive success for six seasons on AMC with showrunner Scott Gimple. Many assumed a seventh season was inevitable. Along with this renewal, AMC also announced renewing the after-show Talking Dead for a sixth season. Hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick, Talking Dead also saw its ratings rise this week, delivering 7.3 million viewers.
President of AMC, Charlie Collier jokingly stated, “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 new seasons of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Talking Dead”. All joking aside, we are so proud to share these shows 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, Chris Hardwick and the many people with whom we partner to make these unique shows possible. The result: More Walking and Talking. Hooray.”
The Walking Dead is carrying the torch for AMC these days with recent series finale of Mad Men, and the finish of Breaking Bad in early 2014 (has it been that long already?). Riding The Walking Dead’s success, the series as spawned a spin-off in Fear the Walking Dead. The zombie apocalypse movement looks to be stinking around at least one more season.
Are you excited for more Walking Dead?