'The Walking Dead' Renewed for Season 9

The Walking Dead cast will survive another season!

The zombie drama has been renewed for a ninth season, the AMC network announced ahead of their presentation at Saturday's Television Critics Association press day.

Showrunner Scott Gimple is being promoted to Chief Content Officer of The Walking Dead television universe, including TWD and Fear the Walking Dead. Angela Kang, who has been a writer on TWD since 2011 and co-executive producer since 2013, will be promoted to executive producer and showrunner of TWD starting with season nine.

"I am beyond thrilled to be stepping into this new role with The Walking Dead," Kang said in statement. "Working on this series and having the opportunity to adapt Robert Kirkman's amazing comic has been a fangirl dream come true for me.I'm excited to continue working with Scott and the wonderfully supportive folks at AMC, and can't wait to share the next chapter of the story with our fans next fall."

The series returns February 25.

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