The Walking Dead recommissioned for a seventh series

The zombie thriller is currently the top-rated show on US TV

Zombie horror show The Walking Dead will return for a seventh series, its network AMC announced today.

The top-rated show on US television, based on Robert Kirkman’s Image Comics series will be back next October to continue the post-apocalyptic story. Its companion chat show, Talking Dead, has also been recommissioned.

Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios said, “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.”

Meanwhile the series’ spin-off, Fear The Walking Dead, is set for a second 15-episode series next year after a record-breaking first season on the cable network.