AMC has renewed “The Walking Dead” for season six, the network announced Tuesday.

The news comes days before the season 5 premiere. “We could not be more excited for October 12th as we share new episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ with fans around the globe,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “In advance of Sunday’s season five premiere, AMC proudly confirms a sixth season order of this extraordinary series. Thank you to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, the terrific executive producers, and the entire team who brings this compelling world and these rich characters to life. There’s plenty more Dead ahead thanks to their impressive, collective effort.”

With the companion show coming to AMC next year it looks like there will be no shortage of the zombies on the network for the foreseeable future. One thing is for sure, season 5 is shaping up to be an explosive gut wrenching season and I cannot wait! Check out the trailer below.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC October 12th!

Source: Variety