Even before the first episode of one of its new shows has aired, AMC has decided to order a second season of the series, reports TV Squad.
The show is the Frank Darabont series “The Walking Dead,” based on Robert Kirkman’s successful comic book. AMC has placed an order for 13 more shows, a second season, the story says. According to Wikipedia, " ‘The Walking Dead’ tells the story of the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse and follows a small group of survivors traveling across the country in search of a new home away from the hordes of zombies."
According to the Internet Movie Data Base, "Darabont is one of only six filmmakers in history with the unique distinction of having his first two feature films receive nominations for the Best Picture Academy Award: 1994’s ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (with a total of seven nominations) and 1999’s ‘he Green Mile'(four nominations). Darabont himself collected Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for each film (both based on works by Stephen King)…"
The first season premieres on Halloween night, Sunday, Oct. 31, on AMC.