This news is not going to come as a surprise to anyone – The Walking Dead has officially been renewed for a seventh season by AMC!
At the end of the seventh season, the series will become AMC’s longest-running original scripted series with 99 episodes, topping Mad Men‘s 92 episodes.
“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,” AMC/Sundance TV president Charlie Collier said in a statement (via THR). “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.”