The announcement was made at the show’s panel during San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. In addition, it was announced that Colby Minifie, Peter Jacobson, and Colby Hollman will be joining the show.
The second half of Season 5 is slated to debut on Aug. 11.
With this renewal, there will now be at least three “Walking Dead” projects on AMC in 2020. In addition to the flagship show and “Fear,” AMC is currently prepping a new series set in the world of “The Walking Dead” that will focus on the first generation of kids to grow up after the zombie apocalypse.
As Variety exclusively reported earlier this month, Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu, and Hal Cumpston will star in the new series. A fourth lead role has yet to be cast.
AMC is also still developing a series of TV movies centered on Rick Grimes,