Announced in a tweet that should surprise literally no one, AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for an eighth season:
— The Walking Dead AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) October 17, 2016
The news comes a week before Season 7 is set to premiere. Despite the slight ratings dip, the fact that its viewership is much stronger than every other scripted television show makes it a no-brainer (no pun intended!) for AMC to continue to renew the series.