It shouldn’t be a shock to Walking Dead fans that AMC announced today that they’ve renewed the zombie series for a 5th season.
“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,” said AMC president, Charlie Collier. “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.”
AMC also announced that current Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple will continue with the series as showrunner for next season. The show has been doing incredibly well this season, bringing in 20.2 million viewers for the season premiere – a new record for non-sports cable telecast.