AMC renews The Walking Dead for a Sixth Season

Season 6 commissioned days before season 5 premiere

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With the imminent premiere of season five of The Walking Dead upon us, AMC has announced that it has renewed the zombie apocalypse drama for a sixth season.

The series cast includes, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney, Chad Coleman, Danai Gurira and Sonequa Martin-Green.

Season six, will see Scott M. Gimple return as showrunner and executive producer along with executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

“We could not be more excited for October 12th as we share new episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ with fans around the globe,” said AMC President Charlie Collier.

“In advance of Sunday’s season five premiere, AMC proudly confirms a sixth season order of this extraordinary series. Thank you to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, the terrific executive producers, and the entire team who brings this compelling world and these rich characters to life.  There’s plenty more Dead ahead thanks to their impressive, collective effort.”

A pilot for a potential companion series to The Walking Dead, was recently announced based on a new story and new characters from Robert Kirkman.

The Walking Dead will premiere in the UK on Monday, October 13 on FOX, 24 hours after its US debut on AMC.