After reaching over 7 million viewers during its first showing last Sunday, and slipping only slightly this past weekend to 6.7 million viewers, AMC president Charlie Collier confirmed that there will in fact be a third season of The Walking Dead,
“Today we are pleased to announce that the ‘dead’ shall live as we proudly renew The Walking Dead for a third season on AMC and, globally, with our terrific partners at Fox International Channels,”
It was only a matter of time until the network announced its plans to continue making more 'Walking Dead,' since the first episode of season two broke cable records as the most watched drama in television history, period. Yet, it's nice to see that even without Darabont at the helm, the network feels strongly enough about the future of the show's success for renew for a third season after only the second episode into season two. If you missed the recap we posted yesterday of the second episode into season two, then be sure to check out as we discussed the major plot points of the second episode and evaluate the events in the books versus what has been changed for the television show.
What do you think of the announced season three of 'The Walking Dead'? Do you think it's too early to say whether the show should get a third season, or do you think the show will continue to shatter records and be a smash hit? Have you been watching season two?