The Walking Dead is a popular show. The latest example of that simple axiom came today, with news from The Hollywood Reporter that AMC has already renewed the show for a third season. Ratings have remained strong in The Walking Dead‘s second year, with the Oct. 16 season premiere drawing 7.3 million total viewers, performing especially well in the key 18-49 demographic (4.8 million viewers).
This is the second quick renewal for the series, which last year got picked up for season two eight days after the series premiere. Yet there’s only four episodes of the zombie drama left in the near future — the season’s being split in two, going on hiatus after six episodes, before closing things out with a run of seven episodes starting on Feb. 12.
Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead comic book and writer of two episodes this season, talked to Newsarama about the season season earlier this month at New York Comic Con, check out the video here.