Even though the release of AMC’s The Walking Dead came out last week, they’ve already announced news for Season #2, which means more awesome walking zombies are coming back for another round on your screen. This is what AMC had to say in this press release about the news:
AMC announced today the renewal of βThe Walking Deadβ for a 13-episode second season. Since debuting Sunday, October 31, βThe Walking Deadβ has broken ratings records, with the series reaching more Adults 18-49 than any other show in the history of cable television.
Todayβs announcement also includes Fox International Channelsβ (FIC) global renewal for a second season, following record-breaking premiere ratings in 120 countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. βThe Walking Deadβ was the highest-rated original series premiere ever to air on FIC simultaneously worldwide.
βThe βDeadβ has spread!β said Charlie Collier, President, AMC. βNo other cable series has ever attracted as many Adults 18-49 as βThe Walking Dead.β This reaffirms viewersβ hunger for premium television on basic cable. We are so proud to be bringing back βThe Deadβ again, across the globe.β
βI wish all programming decisions were no brainers like this one,β said Sharon Tal Yguado, SVP Scripted Programming for Fox International Channels. ββThe Walking Deadβ is a TV masterpiece on so many levels. We want at least 10 seasons, if not more. Kudos to AMC!β
AMCβs βThe Walking Deadβ 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 βChicβ Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serve as Executive Producers.
βThe Walking Deadβ tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The comic goes on to explore the challenges of life in a world overrun by zombies who take a toll on the survivors, and sometimes the interpersonal conflicts present a greater danger to their continuing survival than the zombies that roam the country. Over time, the characters are changed by the constant exposure to death and some grow willing to do anything to survive.