Good news, everyone! AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for another season. The announcement comes as no surprise, the series is quickly becoming one of the most popular on television as well as one of the most profitable for AMC. Their 90-minute season two premiere drew in, “4.8 million viewers 18-49 years old as well as 4.2 million adults 25-54. Overall it drew more 10 million viewers in 122 countries for the premiere.” So, yes, successful indeed.
Charlie Collier, President of AMC, said in his announcement,
Today we are pleased to announce that the ‘dead’ shall live as we proudly renew The Walking Dead for a third season on AMC and, globally, with our terrific partners at Fox International Channels. We are thankful for everyone’s contribution in front of and behind the camera as we continue to make The Walking Dead a unique television experience. And, we are so proud as it continues to set viewership records around the world.
Robert Kirkman‘s comic is still publishing monthly with really no end in sight, meaning the television show has tons of source material to pull from. ‘Course the show seems to be blazing its own path and isn’t trying to follow the comic. Especially with this latest episode, it’s like the timeline is compressing and some things are happening sooner and sooner, while other really, really important things haven’t happened at all. If you’ve read the books you know what I’m talking about. Why are they there already and why is he still alive?
Under new showrunner, Glen Mazzara with Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Frank Darabont still on board as executive producers, The Walking Dead will hopefully be shambling across our television screen for years to come.
Source: The Mary Sue