Hit zombie drama The Walking Dead has been renewed for a 10th season by AMC, due in October.
The renewal comes just under a week ahead of the Season 9 midseason premiere.
Season 9 has seen the departure of Rick Grimes. However, star Andrew Lincoln is set to star in multiple Walking Dead films currently development at AMC.
The upcoming batch of episodes will build on the reveal of the comic book villains The Whisperers, who made their first appearance in the midseason finale. The villains wear the skin of walkers in order to blend in with the herds.
Season 9 returns 2pm AEDT on Monday on FOX Showcase (repeat 7:30pm).