AMC renewed The Walking Dead show for a season 6. When does the new episodes start in 2015? We are waiting for the exact premiere air date!
Pilot episode: October 31, 2010
Developed by: Frank Darabont
Genre: post-apocalyptic horror drama
Season 4 Episode 1: 16.11 million U.S. viewers
Season 5 Episode 1: 17.29 million U.S. viewers
Hardly had the fifth season of «The Walking Dead» television series been launched, when the creators announced about its renewal for season 6. What is a secret of such a rapid order of the new episodes?
The matter is that the premiere of the current season has been enjoyed by 17,3 million Americans, which is a record for the show. According to AMC President Charlie Collier, the huge amount of fans, gifted cast and a professionalism of the creators provide the given story with set airtime.
The rights holders have confirmed that the premiere date of the new episodes (start on TV) will be scheduled for October 2015, as exactly this month is ordered by «The Walking Dead» show on AMC.
UPDATE 1 (July 10, 2015): The sixth season will kick into gear with a 90-minute episode on Sunday, October 11, 2015 (at 9/8c).
UPDATE 2 (Oct.15, 2015): Season 6B of the zombie drama is slated to debut on Sunday, February 14, 2016 (at 9/8c).
UPDATE 3 (Oct.30, 2015): The Walking Dead has been renewed at AMC for a seventh season.