Colour me unsurprised! Whilst the fourth season of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' enjoys some impressive viewing figures week by week it comes as no shock to hear that the network has officially renewed the series for a fifth run. "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," said AMC president Charlie Collier. The fifth season will once more see Scott Gimple on board as showrunner so now we just have to wait out the current fourth season to see who will actually survive and make it to next year. The season four premiere episode was watched by 16.1 million people!
"This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast." continues Collier. "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."