Fans of”The Walking Dead” are about to get hit by a double whammy. With just three episodes left in the ridiculously short first season, viewers will now have to wait until next October to witness season two.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, AMC is looking at an October launch date for two reasons. First, their 2011 schedule is already packed, with original programing like”Mad Men,”"Breaking Bad” and “The Killing” all jockeying for position. Second, as proven by the success of season one, October is the ideal month to launch a horror-based series. Fearfest, “AMC’s annual horror movie marathon” acts as a built-in promotional tool, and Halloween adds to the mix.
On the plus side, director Frank Darabont is set to return. On the downside, a lot of us will be dead by time season two premieres. Sorry to be a buzz kill, but 11 months is a long time. You do the math. (THR via Dread Central)