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The Walking Dead renewed for second season

Andrew Lincoln in The Walking Dead

Story by Jack Foley

GOOD news! Zombie horror series The Walking Dead has been renewed by its creators, AMC, for a 13-episode second season.

The series, headlined by Britain’s Andrew Lincoln, has broken ratings records since it began airing to glowing reviews, with its US premiere on Halloween attracting 5.3 million viewers and its second episode holding onto 4.7 million.

UK viewers were able to pick up the series one week after its US launch, as FX began airing the show on Friday, November 5 (2010) from 10pm. Read our review

Announcing the renewal decision, Charlie Collier, president of AMC declared: “The Dead has spread!”

He added: “No other cable series has ever attracted as many adults 18-49 as The Walking Dead. This reaffirms viewers’ hunger for premium television on basic cable. We are so proud to be bringing back The Walking Dead again, across the globe.”