The Walking Dead is to get 16 episodes for its third season, it has been confirmed.
With season two airing 13 episodes, and still drawing in the audiences, AMC, the broadcaster behind the show, announced the news at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour in Pasadena.
No confirmation yet on when production will begin.
The Walking Dead is based on a comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics and tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse.
It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.