The Walking Dead has been renewed for Season Seven

Given that it’s still easily the biggest drama on AMC, and all of television at this point, it should come as no surprise that The Walking Dead has just been given an early renewal for Season Seven. The new season will begin airing in October of 2016, as is usual for the series’ timetable. Tie-in talk show, Talking Dead has also been renewed.

TWD - Promo Art 2This comes on the heels of AMC confirming that Walking Dead actor, Norman Reedus has had a reality show green-lit, involving the subject of motorcycles. Reedus has tied this area of interest with his character, Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, who always rides on his faithful motorcycle. Despite this new show, said to initially have six episodes, Reedus is still expected to stay in the role of Daryl Dixon for the seventh season of The Walking Dead, alongside lead character, Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln. Despite Rick and Daryl being famously unkillable in most cases however, it’s unknown which personalities may be added or subtracted from the series over the course of the currently-airing Season Six, which is coming up to its fourth episode this Sunday.

As much as the cast could take any form next season, the regular crew of showrunners and producers on The Walking Dead at present are confirmed to be staying on for Season Seven, including showrunner, Scott M. Gimple, and executive producers, Robert Kirkman, Gale Ann Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert, and Tom Luse. The seventh season of The Walking Dead will also be joining a confirmed second season of spin-off series, Fear the Walking Dead next year, which began airing this past August, and wrapped its initial six-episode first season shortly before The Walking Dead kicked off its sixth season earlier this month.

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