Some good news for fans of several series.
AMC has ordered an eighth season of “The Walking Dead”, a week ahead of its season seven premiere.
The episode number will remain the same – 16 episodes for next season, all followed by the traditional “Talking Dead” after-show talk.
Meanwhile, Amazon has picked up its drama “Bosch” for a fourth season, also ahead of the premiere of the next, third, season.
“We are excited to announce the fourth season renewal of Amazon Prime Video’s longest running original drama series,”Roy Price, president of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “Prime members have loved following Detective Harry Bosch as he navigates difficult situations in his professional and personal lives, and we’re excited to let them know that even more is coming.”
And earlier, MTV, ahead of the two-hour Halloween special airing tomorrow night, has renewed “Scream” for a third season. The episode count, however, has been reduced to six.
AMC announced today that, to little surprise for anyone, that it has renewed its zombie drama “The Walking Dead” for a seventh season, which will debut next year.
Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, ‘without a doubt’ filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with new seasons of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Talking Dead,'” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “All joking aside, we are so proud to share these shows with fans who have been so passionate, communicative and engaged. We are grateful for and continually impressed by the talent, effort and excellence on continuous display by Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Chris Hardwick and the many people with whom we partner to make these unique shows possible. The result: More Walking and Talking. Hooray.”
In addition, “Talking Dead”, the regular talk following the airings of “The Walking Dead”, has also been renewed.
When AMC launches the sixth season of “The Walking Dead” on October 11, expect a few new names to pop up among the regulars, the Hollywood Reporter reports.
Alexandra Breckenridge, Tovah Feldshuh and Austin Nichols have all been upped to full-fledged series regulars for the new season.
Breckenridge plays Jessie Anderson, Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) love interest since the group’s arrival in Alexandria. Feldshuh plays Alexandria’s fiercful leading figure Deanna Monroe and Nichols plays Deanna’s son, Spencer.
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