In news that surprises absolutely nobody, The Walking Dead has been renewed for a seventh season, according to Variety.

Along with The Walking Dead, a companion after-action show, The Talking Dead was also renewed for another season. A companion show, Fear The Walking Dead, was preemptively renewed for a second season back in March.

“Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, ‘without a doubt’ filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with new seasons of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Talking Dead,’” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “All joking aside, we are so proud to share these shows with fans who have been so passionate, communicative and engaged. We are grateful for and continually impressed by the talent, effort and excellence on continuous display by Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Chris Hardwick and the many people with whom we partner to make these unique shows possible. The result: More Walking and Talking. Hooray.”


It’s not surprising news: the show has been doing exceptionally well in the ratings, and it’s long been one of AMC’s flagship shows.

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