Our survivors won’t be getting a break from the Ricktatorship any time soon because The Walking Dead has been renewed by AMC for a seventh season. There’s no telling how much of the cast will be back because they’re all technically sitting ducks, but there hasn’t been any word on plot or contracts or anything worth speculating. Just a renewal. But yay! A renewal!
It’s not a huge surprise that The Walking Dead is being renewed, of course, especially considering the very strong and emotional start to its sixth season a few weeks ago. This is a show that tends to have strong and weak seasons rather than stay consistently average, but what is consistent are the ratings. Chris Hardwick’s aftershow The Talking Dead was also renewed, which is great because that poor guy is really struggling for gigs right now.
Here’s the statement from the president of AMC Chris Collier:
“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.”
Now we get to see who will stay, who will go, if the zombies are going to take over the whole show Planet of the Apes-style, and if any of our main players will be those zombies… who will be the leader of the zombies? Will they hold an election? We might actually get to find out!