We are very happy that we can now announce that AMC has officially picked up The Walking Dead for an eighth season! With the news coming on the heels of the Season 7 Premiere AMC president Charlie Collier released this statement:

“Eeny, meeny, miny, more. What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott M. 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 news arrived prior to a two-hour retrospective, “The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far.” Additionally, the popular Walking Dead post-show Talking Dead with Chris Hardwick has been renewed for 16 episodes.

The Walking Dead Season 7 premieres in the U.S. this Sunday @9PM on AMC. Comic fans, what do YOU hope to see in Season 8?? Tell us in the comments below!

Walker - The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC