"The Walking Dead," like the zombies strewn about the show's post-apocalyptic wasteland, is here to stay.
The AMC Network has renewed the staggeringly successful horror series, based on Robert Kirkman's much loved and long running "Walking Dead" comic books, for a third season. Another year of "Walking Dead" madness was all but a sure thing following the show's massive, ratings-shattering season premiere — the series broke the record for most watched drama in the history of television with its return this year — but still, an official confirmation is very, very nice to hear.
"Today we are pleased to announce that the 'dead' shall live as we proudly renew The Walking Dead for a third season on AMC and, globally, with our terrific partners at Fox International Channels," AMC's president Charlie Collier said in a statement, as reported by Deadline.
It's still a bit too early to forecast what we might see when "Walking Dead" returns for a third season, especially considering that we're only two episodes into season two. That said, much of this year seems to be taking place on Hershel Greene and his family's farm, so the next place we could logically go is — spoiler alert for you non-comic book readers — the prison. And if we're going to the prison, then Woodbury and the Governor can't be too far behind…
But that's all speculation for another day, and another post. For now, let's just bask in the gory glory of knowing that "The Walking Dead" isn't going anywhere but up.
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