With the ratings for the premiere episode going through the roof over at AMC, it’s no surprise that the network has officially renewed The Walking Dead for another season. But wait, that’s not all. . . there’s more.
The second season won’t be only six episodes. Instead, it will be a full thirteen as it should be. The announcement comes after the show’s very impressive premiere showing on October 31st which drew 5.3 million viewers, 3.6 million of them in the 18-49 demographic.
“The Dead has spread!” said Charlie Collier, President of AMC. “No other cable series has ever attracted as many adults 18-49 as ‘The Walking Dead.’ This reaffirms viewers’ hunger for premium television on basic cable.” Even more impressive was that the show was down only 11% from its debut, which hardly happens these days.
If, for some reason, you’re not on board the Walking Dead train just yet, it’s based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series and written and directed by Frank Darabont. It deals with a group of survivors struggling to make it in a zombie ravaged world.
The show airs on AMC Sundays at 10/9C. If you’re a fan of great drama, compelling characters and, of course, zombies it’s well worth checking out.