Renewed: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead has been renewed for an 11th season, just as its 10th premieres.

Lauren Cohan, who played Maggie Greene on the AMC-produced drama, will also return as a series regular.

AMC Networks Ent. Group and AMC Studios president Sarah Barnett in a statement: “The Walking Dead burst out of the gate 10 years ago as a genre show that had all the character depth of a top-tier prestige drama. And now 10 years later — led by the brilliant Angela Kang and fueled by one of the most consistently talented casts in television — this phenomenon is flourishing creatively, with critics and audiences embracing its reset. We’re delighted to welcome back Lauren Cohan, she has meant so much to this show and its passionate, global fanbase, who are in for a fantastic ride over the coming months.”

“It’s amazing to be on a show that has run this long. It’s such a blessing. It’s such a testament to all the people who worked on it and made it happen, and the fans who come along the journey with us,” said showrunner Angela Kang. “We’re always trying to think, as we’re working on stories, where this might go in the future. So, we are always thinking a season or two ahead, but just loosely like more in terms of what’s a part of this person? And how might they change over time? And sometimes those plans change along the way, but it just it gives us opportunity to just really think in a deeper way about where some of these plot lines that we’re working on now are going. That’s really a great thing for creative process.”

The show, which has spawned spinoff Fear The Walking Dead and has a third series in the franchise and an upcoming movie starring Andrew Lincoln also in the works.

Season 10 begins today on FOX Showcase.

Source: Variety

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