AMC Renews The Walking Dead for Eighth Season Ahead of Season 7 Premiere


Just days before the highly anticipated premiere of “The Walking Dead” Season 7, AMC has renewed the show for an eighth season. Season 8 will premiere in late 2017 and will kick off with the 100th episode of the series.

“Eeny, meeny, miny, more,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV, and AMC Studios. “What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott M. 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.”

With this renewal also come 16 episodes of “Talking Dead,” the live after-show hosted by Chris Hardwick, which is the highest-rated talk show on television and the No. 2 show on cable, behind “The Walking Dead.”

“The Walking Dead” returns Sunday, October 23rd, at 9/8c, followed by an expanded 90-minute episode of “Talking Dead” live from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, featuring Hardwick, the cast members in Negan’s line-up, and Lucille (more about that here).

“The Walking Dead” Episode 7.01 – “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be” (airs 10/23/16)
Last season ended with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and our group kneeling helplessly before Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his group. What Negan does will haunt those who survive forever.





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