This may not come as a surprise to you, but AMC has officially renewed The Walking Dead for a fifth season, and I couldn't be happier! This current season has been really intense, and it's safe to say that it's not going to end very well. Now that I think about it, it never ends well does it? Damn, this is a depressing series, but it's so good!
AMC President Charlie Collier had this to say in a statement,
“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. 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.’”
Scott Gimple will stay on as the series showrunner for Season 5 along with executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Ann Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero, and Tom Luse.
AMC will keep this series going as long as they can, and I think it has the potential to be one of the longest running live-action dramas ever. All I know is that I'm not getting tired of the series, and I want to see more. I can't wait to see how Season 4 ends!