"The Walking Dead" will keep on walking into Season 10.
AMC has renewed its hit zombie drama through the year 2020. Showrunner Angela Kang announced the news via an Instagram video.
The second half of Season 9 premieres Sunday. The first half saw the departure of series lead Andrew Lincoln. His character, Rick Grimes, was nearly killed but rescued by a mysterious group. He will feature in three TV movies most likely to air on AMC.
Norman Reedus, who plays lone wolf Daryl, is now the leading man. He and Melissa McBride (Carol) have signed three-year "franchise/universe" deals, which means they could be written into a spinoff or completely out of the "Walking Dead" world and still get paid.
Danai Gurira (Michonne) is still in talks over her contract, which is reportedly more complicated due to her higher profile after appearing in "Black Panther."
But it's clear AMC is busy finding ways to expand "The Walking Dead," the most popular series in the network's history.
"We do look at this as a universe where we're trying to expand into as many different places as the show fits," AMC programming president David Madden told The Hollywood Reporter. "We think this is a franchise that could live across formats. So we want to do it carefully; we want to be strategic; we want to try to do it right. But there is a multiyear plan that could include additional series, digital content and specials."