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The Walking Dead renewed for 10th season

The Walking Dead

Story by Jack Foley

AMC juggernaut The Walking Dead has been renewed for a tenth season.

The announcement was made in the form of a video post and comes just under a week ahead of the Season 9 mid-season premiere, which will build on the reveal of the comic book villains The Whisperers.

Angela Kang, who took over as show-runner at the start of season 9, will return in that capacity for the 10th run.

Kang was a former writer on the series before being promoted to the top spot. Among her credits is the season four finale, which she also co-wrote, and which became one of the highest-rated episodes in the series’ history.

As well as Kang’s arrival, season 9 was also notable for marking the departure of leading man Andrew Lincoln, aka former cop Rick Grimes.

Lincoln opted out of the series to spend more time with his family in England. But he didn’t say farewell to The Walking Dead completely – and is set to star in multiple Walking Dead films currently being developed at AMC by The Walking Dead‘s chief content officer Scott Gimple.

Another season 9 departure was that of Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie. The actress only appeared in a handful of episodes of the series due to her commitments to the upcoming ABC series Whiskey Cavalier.

It means that Norman Reedus has now become the main lead character – Daryl Dixon.

The tenth season will premiere in October 2019.