It’s Official – Glen Mazzara Is the New The Walking Dead Showrunner

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The Walking DeadWell that sure didn’t take long. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news that Frank Darabont has stepped down as showrunner of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, his replacement has already been named. Read on for the details.

Per Deadline executive producer Glen Mazzara is taking the reins of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” following the exit of creator/executive producer/showrunner Frank Darabont. According to sources close to the hit zombie drama, Mazzara, who joined the show at the beginning of Season 2 as No. 2 to Darabont, will now indeed be the series’ new showrunner. He remains an executive producer alongside Robert Kirkman, on whose comic the series is based, and Gale Anne Hurd. It is still unclear if Darabont will stay on and in what capacity.

Production on Season 2 of “The Walking Dead” has not been interrupted by the showrunner change, and the series remains on target for an October 16th premiere. Mazzara has been part of the show since Season 1, when he wrote one of the six episodes as a freelancer.

And the beat goes on.

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  • Terminal

    I’ll keep optimistic for now. Who knows? It may be just a slight tweak in management that makes little difference.