If you love watching zombies get their head’s blown off on a weekly basis, you’re probably one of the millions of viewers who’ve made the new AMC series, “The Walking Dead” a hit. Thanks to the success of its premiere and follow up episode the cable network has confirmed their plans for a second season complete with 13 episodes. Check out the specifics below…
From the press release:
AMC announced today the renewal of “The Walking Dead” for a 13-episode second season. Since debuting Sunday, October 31, “The Walking Dead” has broken ratings records, with the series reaching more Adults 18-49 than any other show in the history of cable television.
Today’s announcement also includes Fox International Channels’ (FIC) global renewal for a second season, following record-breaking premiere ratings in 120 countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. “The Walking Dead” was the highest-rated original series premiere ever to air on FIC simultaneously worldwide.
“The ‘Dead’ has spread!” said Charlie Collier, President, 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. We are so proud to be bringing back ‘The Dead’ again, across the globe.”
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Kirkman serves as an executive producer on the project and three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) serves as writer, director and executive producer. Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion and Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serve as Executive Producers.
Back in September, we learned prior to the show’s premiere that the network already had plans to renew the program even before seeing its numbers. The first season will only consist of 6 episodes, so we can expect more action, gore, and great storytelling when the longer, second season debuts.
What do you think of AMC’s decision to pick up The Walking Dead for another season?