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The Walking Dead is off to a good start as the second season gets going, and AMC is apparently pleased enough with the numbers from the first two episodes to give the series the green light for Season 3.

Based on a graphic novel by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead follows a group of survivors living in a post-zombie-apocalypse world. Season 1 followed the lead character, Rick, as he woke from a coma to find the world turned upside down by “walkers.” He managed to reunite with his wife, son and law enforcement partner, as well as a number of other random survivors. Season 2 has the survivors on the move again, though they’ve suffered a couple of major setbacks already and it’s looking like some people in the group are thinking about going their own way.

According to Deadline, the second episode of The Walking Dead’s second season aired last Sunday night, earning itself 6.7 million total viewers. That’s down slightly from the 7.3 million the second season premiere took in, however for basic cable, those are good numbers, which is why it isn’t a huge surprise that AMC has decided to renew the series for a third season.

The break between Seasons 1 and 2 saw the sudden departure of Frank Darabont as showrunner, with Glenn Mazzara taking over. It’ll be interesting to see if there’s any more major rearrangements between Seasons 2 and 3. That’s thinking far ahead, though. We still have eleven more episodes to go for Season 2 to enjoy.