In a totally expected turn of events, AMC announced today they’re renewing The Walking Dead for its fifth season. Also in obvious declarations: the sky is blue, the sun rises in the east, and no one will ever own up to seeing Episode I in theatres multiple times. (That movie made a butt load of money, lots of people had to have seen it more than once!)AMC President, Charlie Collier said in a statement,
We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season. This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently – and most notably – with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more Dead.
Glad to see AMC understands the series’ renewal was inevitable.
It was also confirmed Scott Gimple will continue as showrunner, with Gale Anne Hurd and Robert Kirkman staying on as executive producers. Again, shocking–NOT.
Season 4 is in full swing – check out our episode three “Isolation” review here! – and there hasn’t been much in the way of hinting where this season is going, but what would you like to see happen in Season 5?