“The Walking Dead” has been renewed for a sixth season, AMC announced Tuesday.
Though the fifth season hasn’t even aired yet, the network confirmed the zombie apocalypse will live on for at least one more season. The AMC president Charlie Collier announced the season in a statement about the beginning of season five. (RELATED: ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Southern Belle Strips Down For GQ)
“We could not be more excited for October 12 as we share new episodes of “The Walking Dead” with fans around the globe. In advance of Sunday’s Season 5 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.”
The sixth season comes as no surprise after the series has been ranked the number one show for adults 18-49 for two years, Deadline reports.
Season five premieres Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. (RELATED: This ‘Walking Dead’ Trailer Is Intense [VIDEO])