The news broke on the Twitter feed of producer Gale Anne Hurd (@GunnerGale, a nod to her fanatical LOVE of her beloved Premier League Football Club Arsenal.)
In fact, news of Arsenal's win came first.
This is obviously great news for Georgia, where the series is filmed, especially for all the Georgians the show employs. It also further solidifies Atlanta's reputation as Zombie Capital of the World (suck it, Pittsburgh!).
Here's Entertainment Weekly's take on it:
"Zombies rule: AMC has just renewed "The Walking Dead" for a third season.
The decision comes after only two episodes have aired of season two, but it’s still no surprise — the show’s premiere had more adults 18-49 than any other drama in basic cable history. (And for once, AMC has managed to renew a show without a protracted hand-wringing negotiation!).
Ratings for Sunday’s second episode: 6.7 million total viewers, 4.5 million adults 18-49. Including repeats, the full count climbs to 8.8 million viewers. That’s down 8 percent from the premiere (and down 20 percent if you include the repeats), but hell, at these levels "TWD" can still give viewers away like Halloween candy."
(Of course, the real fun is reading the comments after the EW story, which begin with a cheeky post: "I will be praying for all involved with and watching this work of Satan. Please look into your hearts and reject Satan.")
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