And the zombie apocalypse marches on: AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a fifth season.
Calling it “one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever,” AMC president Charlie Collier enthused, “This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently — and most notably — with the Season 4 premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more Dead.”
TWD‘s Season 4 opener drew 20.2 million viewers (live+3) and 13.2 million adults 18-49, setting a new record for a non-sports cable telecast.
Scott Gimple will return as showrunner in Season 5.