The Walking Dead will be sticking around for at least one more season. AMC just announced they’ve renewed the zombie apocalypse series for a seventh season, with the most recent episode – season six’s third – bringing in 18.2 million viewers, the majority of whom are still wondering if Glenn managed to survive the horde of walkers who had him cornered. The series has been ranked as the #1 show on TV among 18-49 year-olds for the past three years, so granting The Walking Dead a seventh season was an obvious choice.
The Walking Dead season seven while premiere in October 2016.
“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,” stated Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “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.”
Scott M. Gimple is confirmed to return as executive producer and showrunner for season seven. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse will also be back as executive producers.