EXCLUSIVE: Surprising no-one, AMC has quietly renewed The Walking Dead for Season 9, multiple sources confirm to RenewCancelTV.
The ninth season pick-up comes ahead of the Season 8 premiere on Oct. 22.
About The Walking Dead:
Rick and his survivors bring “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless, but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.
Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live, so that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses, casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom, Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end.
The Walking Dead Season 9 is slated to premiere fall 2018 on AMC.
The Season 9 renewal comes with a new showrunner in the form of writer/co-exec producer Angela Kang, who replaces former helmer Scott Gimple. In addition, Gimple has inked an overall deal which sees him now serve as chief content officer of the franchise.
Gimple will oversee The Walking Dead‘s expansive TV universe, including the mothership series and spinoff Fear the Walking Dead, plus gaming and future brand extensions.
Stay tuned as we now monitor the renew/cancel status of The Walking Dead Season 10…