NEW YORK – October 30, 2015 — (UPI) — AMC has renewed The Walking Dead and the zombie-apocalypse drama’s analysis program Talking Dead for additional seasons.
“Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, ‘without a doubt’ filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with new seasons of The Walking Dead and Talking Dead,” Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, said in a statement Friday.
“All joking aside, 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.”
Sunday’s Season 6 episode is to be 90 minutes long instead of the usual 60. About 18.2 million viewers tuned in for the Oct. 25 installment in which Steven Yeun’s beloved character Glenn seemed to meet his demise and Andrew Lincoln’s Rick was last seen completely surrounded by man-eating monsters.