There's still another week before The Walking Dead Season 7 premieres, but AMC has already given the show another season.
Season 8 will most likely debut next October and kick off with TWD's 100th episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes as The Walking Dead fans eagerly anticipate the Season 7 premiere, which will reveal who Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) beat to death with his barbed wire covered bat, Lucille, in the Season 6 finale.
"Eeny, meeny, miny, more," AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement — mimicking Negan's terrifying line before choosing his victim last season. "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."
The Walking Dead has ranked as the No. 1 show on television in the all-important 18-49 ratings category for the past four years, making the renewal a no brainer.
The Walking Dead Season 7 premieres Sunday, Oct. 23 at 9/8c on AMC.