AMC has announced that The Walking Dead has been renewed for an eleventh season - and that former series co-star Lauren Cohan will be returning as a regular for that 2020-2021 season. Reported by Deadline, this news comes just one day before the tenth season debuts on October 6.
"The Walking Dead burst out of the gate 10 years ago as a genre show that had all the character depth of a top-tier prestige drama," said Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks Entertainment Group & AMC Studios. "And now 10 years later - led by the brilliant Angela Kang and fueled by one of the most consistently talented casts in television - this phenomenon is flourishing creatively, with critics and audiences embracing its reset. We’re delighted to welcome back Lauren Cohan, she has meant so much to this show and its passionate, global fanbase, who are in for a fantastic ride over the coming months."
Cohan was a lead actor in the AMC series from 2011 to 2018, but stepped back from the show after being unable to come to do a new deal with the network at the time.