First, AMC has announced that they’re going to renew the Zombie TV drama, The Walking Dead, for a 3rd season.
Season 2 continues to deliver the strongest telecasts for any drama in basic cable history against Adults 18-49 shattering a basic cable record set nearly 10 years ago for a single drama telecast (The Dead Zone). The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Glen Mazzara serves as series’ showrunner. Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Frank Darabont are executive producers. Greg Nicotero is a co-executive producer.
Fox International Channels premiered The Walking Dead globally and broke pay TV ratings records in many international television markets. Sharon Tal Yguado, Senior Vice-President of Scripted Programming at FIC, said, “Partnering with AMC on ‘The Walking Dead’ took some guts. But at the same time was the easiest programming decision we ever made. It’s rare to come across a groundbreaking TV project that is also attached to some of the best talent in town. ‘The Walking Dead’ was treated as a global event since day one and not only changed the traditional TV model but also changed our viewers’ TV experience. It is now officially a global addiction with millions of fans around the globe wanting more. We are delighted to give it to them