AMC has announced today that they are renewing The Walking Dead for a third season. This surprises no one, especially because The Walking Dead kicked so much ratings during it’s premiere two Sundays ago. 6.7 million viewers for the early airing and another 2.1 million viewers for the same-night repeat!
Based on the popular long-running comic book of the same name, “The Walking Dead” depicts the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse confronted by a group of survivors outside Atlanta. Its cast includes Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal and Sarah Wayne Callies.
“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,”
said Charlie Collier, AMC’s President.
“We are thankful for everyone’s contribution in front of and behind the camera as we continue to make The Walking Dead a unique television experience. And, we are so proud as it continues to set viewership records around the world.”
“Partnering with AMC on The Walking Dead took some guts”
said Sharon Tal Yguado, SVP of Scripted Programming at FIC.
“But at the same time was the easiest programming decision we ever made. It’s rare to come across a groundbreaking TV project that is also attached to some of the best talent in town. The Walking Dead was treated as a global event since day one and not only changed the traditional TV model but also changed our viewers’ TV experience. It is now officially a global addiction with millions of fans around the globe wanting more. We are delighted to give it to them.”
I have to say, with two episodes in the show is looking as strong as ever. The Walking Dead has already proven that it’s capable of delivering jaw-dropping ratings for a cable show on its first season and it seems that the second season will bring more of the same results… if not better!
The Walking Dead received rave reviews from countless critics, both domestic and international, who heralded the series as:
“above all else, The Walking Dead hasn’t lost the most important ingredient in its strangely successful recipe: it’s thrilling” (The Hollywood Reporter)
“…with Dead’s riveting cast of characters, the personal dynamics are almost as potent as the gory thrills” (Us Weekly)
“The Walking Dead is a feast. Dig in.” (The Guardian, UK)
“It doesn’t even take three minutes to realize that this series is setting standards” (Der Tagesspiegel, Germany).
What do you think after the first two episodes? Are you “hooked” again? Let us know!
If you haven’t already, make sure you head over to our exclusive interview with T-Dog himself, actor IronE Singleton HERE!
Source : Press Release - AMC
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