The Walking Dead has been renewed for a third series.
The second season of the zombie drama began earlier this month, and attracted record ratings for AMC, who broadcast the show.
The network’s president Charlie Collier said: “Today we are pleased to announce that the dead shall live as we proudly renew The Walking Dead for a third season.”
He continued: “We are thankful for everyone’s contribution in front of and behind the camera as we continue to make The Walking Dead a unique television experience. And, we are so proud as it continues to set viewership records around the world.”
Horror writer Stephen King was in talks to pen an episode of the zombie drama, although a spokesperson for AMC said it was unlikely to happen in the near future.
Reacting to the rumour, series star Andrew Lincoln stated he was excited about the possibility of working with King.
The Walking Dead continues on Fridays at 10pm on FX in the UK.