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‘The Walking Dead’ Renewed for Season 10 at AMC

Zombie drama to return in October

AMC has picked up “The Walking Dead” for a 10th season to air in October, the network announced Monday.

The news was announced in a tweet from “The Walking Dead” account featuring a video of Samantha Morton as Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers, a group who disguise themselves in the skin of zombies to get by undetected.

The character is set to make her debut when “The Walking Dead” returns for the second half of its ninth season on Sunday.

The second half of the season will also see the group of survivors continuing to deal with the impact of events that took place during the six years that have passed, including the disappearance of Rick, played by Andrew Lincoln.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, who was promoted to chief content officer for the franchise ahead of Season 9.

Angela Kang is showrunner and executive produces alongisde Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth.