AMC announced that The Walking Dead has been renewed for an 8th season even before Season 7 has begun.
A tweet by AMC sealed the deal. Season 8 will debut late 2017 with the show’s 100th episode according to EW. Showrunner Scott Gimple will be returning as well.
— The Walking Dead AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) October 17, 2016
“Eeny, meeny, miny, more,” AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement, referencing the familiar Negan phrase. “What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us.”
During a recent interview with EW, Jeffrey Dean Morgan who plays the villainous Negan admitted that he didn’t know who his victim was while shooting those scenes. “They did not tell me,” says Morgan. “I don’t know that anybody knew on that particular evening, and if they did, no one has copped to me. But I certainly didn’t know.”
The series returns for its 7th season this Sunday night, October 23rd . Follow @wearesecondu every Sunday night for a Live Tweet during the eastern standard time airings.