One week ahead of its seventh season premiere, AMC has given its hugely popular zombie drama series “The Walking Dead” an early eighth season renewal.
The announcement was made at the beginning of a two-hour retrospective “The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far” which aired last night. As usual, the eighth season will consist of sixteen episodes with a late 2017 premiere targeted.
Current showrunner Scott Gimple is set to return for the episodes with the eighth season premiere set to serve as the 100th episode of the show. Before that though we have the seventh season premiere which goes to air on October 23rd.