The Walking Dead Season Three Will Be 16 Episodes

AMC makes announcement at Television Critics Association Tour

Season three of The Walking Dead was confirmed way back in October. But this weekend as part of the Television Critics Association tour, AMC has confirmed that season three will be 16 episodes long, up from 13 for the second season.

The press release reads: “AMC announced today… that the third season of The Walking Dead will consist of 16 episodes. Previous season orders were for 13 episodes. AMC's international broadcast partner FOX International Channels (FIC) will follow the 16 episode order and structure a similar schedule worldwide.”