The Walking Dead Renewed For 3rd Season – “The Walking Dead” will live on for yet another year, as it has been renewed for a third season. The U.S.-based AMC network said on Tuesday that its hit zombie drama, just two weeks into a second season, will be returning for a third season.
The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed for television by Frank Darabont and based on the ongoing comic book series, The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. The series centers on a small group of survivors led by Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Grimes and his family.
The Walking Dead tells the story of the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse; it follows a small group of survivors, traveling across the desolate United States in search of a new home away from the shuffling hordes of the undead (or “walkers”). The plot is focused primarily on the human element of a post-apocalyptic world and the way the struggling human race survives. The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a sheriff’s deputy in a small Georgia town before the zombie outbreak.
Sunday’s episode drew an audience of 6.7 million viewers for the early airing and another 2.1 million viewers for the same-night repeat. That eclipsed the year-ago audience for the series, which emerged as a surprise hit by averaging 5.2 million viewers weekly during that first season.
The first season premiered to universal acclaim and was nominated for several awards, including the Best Television Series Drama at the 68th Golden Globe Awards. Based on its reception, AMC renewed the series for a second season of 13 episodes which premiered on October 16, 2011.
The series features several actors Darabont has worked with previously, including Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn and Melissa McBride. All three appeared in his 2007 film The Mist, along with Thomas Jane, who originally was set to star in the series when it was pitched to HBO.
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