Although its renewal was widely considered a given, The Walking Dead has officially been renewed for an eighth season by AMC one week before the debut of the seventh season. The tie-in talk-show Talking Dead has also been renewed.
“Eeny, meeny, miny, more,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us.”
Showrunner Scott Gimple is scheduled to stay on-board for the eighth season, which is tentatively scheduled to debut in October 2017 - coincidentally, the show's 100th episode.