AMC’s The Walking Dead renewed for 8th season


After last season’s unpredictable- and highly critical- cliffhanger, many fans were left with the notion that their beloved comic-turned-show might be losing steam. The writing for the sixth season finale seemed a bit lackluster, leaving on an ending that quite possibly may have been one of the most upsetting things we’ve seen on television, besides the Presidential debates (badum tss!). Well, have no fear, as AMC has made an announcement that will squelch your fears of wondering if the series may be in trouble, just days before the seventh season’s series premiere!

AMC has just announced that The Walking Dead, the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years, had been renewed for an eighth season, premiering in late-2017 and kicking off with the 100th episode of the franchise. The season eight renewal was announced through a special on-screen message at the beginning of Sunday’s two-hour retrospective special, The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far. The seventh season of The Walking Dead premieres next Sunday at 9 p.m., followed by an expanded 90-minute episode of Talking Dead live from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, featuring Hardwick, the cast members in Negan’s line-up, and Lucille.

“Eeny, meeny, miny, more,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us.”

The seventh season premiere of The Walking Dead airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. on AMC.

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