AMC must have a lot of confidence in their new zombie series, “The Walking Dead.” A few weeks ago we got our first glimpse of the show’s trailer and it received plenty of love from the fanboy community. The series is based on the comic book of the same name and is scheduled to debut this fall, but prior to that it’s already received a green light for season 2!

According to Empire via Fangoria, “The Walking Dead,” has been officially renewed for a second season and filming is set to start in February of next year. The first season which is scheduled to begin on October 31st (yep, Halloween), is only 6 episodes but the second will be a full 13. The show might take a cue from volume 2 of the comic book and move the setting of the story out of the blazing heat and into a different season.

While speaking to ComicBookMovie, writer, producer, and director Frank Darabont said,

“It would be great not just to get out of the heat, but to present a different idea to the audience visually and tonally by having it be winter. There’s some really cool stuff that Kirkman did, where they find the one zombie that’s frozen to the ground. I’d never seen that before and that’s really cool.”

He also spoke about the introduction of one of the series most notable characters – Michonne.

“When she shows up – and boy, is she a character I can’t wait to get to – when she comes striding out of the wasteland like a Clint Eastwood f***ing spaghetti Western character cross-melded with some samurai movie, like the Baby Cart character with the f***ing sword, and there’s just a little drift of snow in the air. I would love to put that on film.”

Sounds good. We can’t wait!

Do you think AMC made the right decision? Are you interested in The Walking Dead?