By Jason A. Hill
AMC announced Monday that it is renewing its breakout hit The Walking Dead, based on Robert Kirkman’s 2003 comic book series of the same name, for a second season with a 13-episode order. This announcement comes on the heels of Walking Dead‘s record-breaking October 31 premiere, which drew 5.3 million viewers.
In addition to AMC, Fox International Channels have also renewed the series for a second season. Walking Dead has had record-breaking premieres in 120 countries all across Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. The series has attracted a record number of adults in the 18-49-year-old demographic, as The Walking Dead proves its viability amid viewer demand for premium shows on cable.
The Walking Dead, written and directed by Frank Darabont (who is also executive-producing with Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert), launched a massive promotional campaign and showed impressive numbers in its second airing, which drew 4.7 million viewers and had only a marginal decline not typical for many premieres.
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