The story of Frank Darabontís attempt to bring Robert Kirkmanís beloved zombie comic The Walking Dead to TV screens has, in the last year or so, been filled largely with good news. It got picked up by US network AMC (and FX over here), went quickly from pilot to first series commission (AMCís usual six episode kick-off), and has been building some healthy buzz, particularly after the trailer was shown at Comic-Con and arrived online. Now thereís another milestone passed as the show has won a second season before a frame of the first has even aired.Fangoria reports that the show has been officially renewed, with filming set to start in February next year. And in keeping with AMCís usual schedule, the next season will be 13 episodes.

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