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AMC Greenlights New Season of 'The Walking Dead'

AMC will bring back its zombie-themed series The Walking Dead for an 11th season, the network announced Saturday at the New York Comic Con.

The new season will feature the return of Lauren Cohan, who played character Maggie Greene in previous seasons, said network officials.

The Walking Dead burst out of the gate ten years ago as a genre show that had all the character depth of a top-tier prestige drama,” said Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks Entertainment Group & AMC Studios in a statement. “And now ten years later - led by the brilliant [series executive producer) Angela Kang and fueled by one of the most consistently talented casts in television - this phenomenon is flourishing creatively, with critics and audiences embracing its reset. We’re delighted to welcome back Lauren Cohan, she has meant so much to this show and its passionate, global fanbase, who are in for a fantastic ride over the coming months.”

The Walking Dead franchise has spawned two series, Fear the Walking Dead and a new series from The Walking Dead executive producer Scott Gimple, as well as an untitled The Walking Dead movie starring Andrew Lincoln,