Sunday, October 16, 2016

AMC Renews 'The Walking Dead' for Season 8

Exactly one week before the drama returns for Season 7, AMC has renewed its original drama series The Walking Dead for an eighth season. The announcement was made at the start of tonight's two-hour retrospective special. Season 8 will see the show hit the 100th episode milestone.

The drama heads into Season 7 with its largest cast to date. Series regulars include Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Michael Cudlitz, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Alanna Masterson, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Austin Nichols, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Xander Berkeley, Tom Payne, Austin Amello and Khary Payton.

The drama is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse. AMC Studios, Circle of Confusion, Valhalla Entertainment and Idiot Box Productions produce.

"Eeny, meeny, miny, more," said AMC president Charlie Collier in a statement with a nod to new villain Negan's famous line from the comics and season six finale. "What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us."