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The Walking Dead renewed for third series

Andrew Lincoln and Sarah Wayne Callies

Story by Tim Carson

With the second series having got off to an exciting start there’s even better news for fans of hit zombie drama The Walking Dead. The show will definitely return for a third series.

Charlie Collier, AMC’s President confirmed the news saying: “We are pleased to announce that the ‘dead’ shall live as we proudly renew The Walking Dead for a third season on AMC and, globally, with our terrific partners at Fox International Channels.

“We are thankful for everyone’s contribution in front of and behind the camera as we continue to make The Walking Dead a unique television experience. And, we are so proud as it continues to set viewership records around the world.”

The season two premiere in America broke a 10-year-old cable ratings record and put on large numbers of viewers all over the world – all this despite the departure of show’s creator Frank Darabont. It’s unclear if Darabont walked or was pushed but he’s been replaced by Glen Mazzara his former deputy and producer of shows like The Shield and Hawthorne.

It doesn’t appear to have affected the show as yet and star Sarah Wayne Callies says she thinks the second season will he even better than the first: “I thought season one was amazing and I’m so proud of it, but somehow this season makes last year look tame! And I don’t quite know how they did that.”

The Walking Dead, 10pm, Fridays, FX

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