Tuesday, October 7, 2014

AMC Renews 'The Walking Dead' for Season 6

Days away from its season five premiere, AMC announced today that it has renewed The Walking Dead for a sixth season. The drama returns for Season 5 on Sunday, October 12 at 9/8c. The sixth season will likely premiere in Fall 2015.

"We could not be more excited for October 12 as we share new episodes of The Walking Dead with fans around the globe," said AMC President Charlie Collier. "In advance of Sunday's season five premiere, AMC proudly confirms a sixth season order of this extraordinary series. Thank you to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, the terrific executive producers, and the entire team who brings this compelling world and these rich characters to life. There's plenty more Dead ahead thanks to their impressive, collective effort."

For season six, Scott Gimple will return as the series' showrunner and executive producer along with executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse. AMC also recently announced that it has ordered a pilot for a potential companion series The Walking Dead, based on a new story and new characters from Robert Kirkman.