You would have to be a zombie recently shot in the head not to think that AMC would renew its monster smash hit “The Walking Dead” for another season. But AMC President Charles Collier made it official.
“We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anticlimactic renewal announcements ever: ‘The Walking Dead’ is renewed for a fifth season,” Collier said. “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 four 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.’ ”
Scott Gimple, who took over as show runner this season, will return, which is good news as he’s been with the show since season two, and this will give the show some continuity and stability. Also, the creative team continues on with executive producers David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse. As for for which cast members will be returning for a fifth season, in the death-filled world of the zombie apocalypse, that is anyone’s guess.