We knew that it was only a matter of time. AMC has renewed “The Walking Dead” for a fifth season. Current showrunner Scott Gimple will remain on board in that position.
â€œWe are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season,â€ said Charlie Collier, AMC president. â€œThis is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently â€“ and most notably â€“ with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and hereâ€™s to more Dead.â€
“The Walking Dead’s” season four premiere was watched by a monumental 16.1 million people, with 10.4 million among the key 18-49 demo.