To paraphrase Breaking Bad’s Walter White, AMC is in The Walking Dead business—and business is so good that there is apparently no end in sight! Because we’re a mere three episodes into the sixth season and AMC has already pulled the trigger and renewed The Walking Dead for a seventh season of 16 episodes, set to debut in fall 2016.
Thanks to AMC’s previous renewal of Fear The Walking Dead (for 15 episodes), this means there will now only be 21 weeks in 2016 without a new episode of either The Walking Dead or its companion series. And by the end of its seventh season, The Walking Dead will hit 99 episodes—seven ahead of AMC’s Mad Men, current title-holder for longest running series on the network. But let’s be honest, The Walking Dead will probably get renewed for seasons 8, 9, 10, and beyond—so as long as it continues to be a ratings juggernaut.
As part of AMC’s announcement, AMC President Charlie Collier released the following statement: “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.”
The Walking Dead Season 6 continues this Sunday on AMC.
Walking Dead fans, how many seasons do you think that the TV series will run? Share your predictions in the comments section below!
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