The Walking Dead Renewed For Fifth Season

The Walking Dead

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.

“We 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,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently – and most notably – 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 here’s to more Dead.”

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.