13 more episodes ordered up
Good things are worth repeating. A few months back, we reported that there were positive rumblings that The Walking Dead would see a second season on AMC. Today, AMC passed along the official confirmation:
AMC announced today the renewal of âThe Walking Deadâ for a 13-episode second season. Since debuting Sunday, October 31, âThe Walking Deadâ has broken ratings records, with the series reaching more Adults 18-49 than any other show in the history of cable television.
Todayâs announcement also includes Fox International Channelsâ (FIC) global renewal for a second season, following record-breaking premiere ratings in 120 countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. âThe Walking Deadâ was the highest-rated original series premiere ever to air on FIC simultaneously worldwide.
âThe âDeadâ has spread!â said Charlie Collier, President, AMC. âNo other cable series has ever attracted as many Adults 18-49 as âThe Walking Dead.â This reaffirms viewersâ hunger for premium television on basic cable. We are so proud to be bringing back âThe Deadâ again, across the globe.â
âI wish all programming decisions were no brainers like this one,â said Sharon Tal Yguado, SVP Scripted Programming for Fox International Channels. ââThe Walking Deadâ is a TV masterpiece on so many levels. We want at least 10 seasons, if not more. Kudos to AMC!â
AMCâs âThe Walking Deadâ 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 âChicâ Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serve as Executive Producers.
âThe Walking Deadâ 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.
Shot on location in Atlanta, âThe Walking Deadâ is led by a cast that includes Lincoln (âTeachers,â Love Actually) as Rick Grimes, Jon Bernthal (âThe Pacific,â The Ghost Writer) as Shane Walsh, Sarah Wayne Callies (âPrison Breakâ) as Lori Grimes, Laurie Holden (âThe Shield,â Stephen Kingâs The Mist) as Andrea, Jeffrey DeMunn (Stephen Kingâs The Mist, The Green Mile) as Dale, Steven Yeun (âThe Big Bang Theoryâ) as Glen, Emma Bell (The Bedford Diaries) as Amy and Chandler Riggs (Get Low) as Carl Grimes.
Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor