We have some big news for fans of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” who have been following the whole showrunner debacle: A new talent is now at the helm for Season Four. Read on for the latest on all things shambling and biting and a new promo video.
Deadline reports that the series’ supervising producer Scott M. Gimple is finalizing a deal to become executive producer and new showrunner of the hit zombie drama series. Gimple is expected to convene his writing team to begin work in the next two weeks. He replaces Glen Mazzara, who exited when “The Walking Dead” was renewed for a fourth season last month. Mazzara in turn succeeded “The Walking Dead” creator/director/original showrunner Frank Darabont several episodes into production on Season 2. Both Darabont and Mazzara were removed from the series. Mazzara’s departure is said to have been done under pressure from “Walking Dead” executive producer Robert Kirkman, on whose comic the TV show is based.
Gimple has been with “The Walking Dead” since the beginning of Season 2, when the show established a writing staff. He currently serves as supervising producer.
“The Walking Dead” Episode 3.09 – “The Suicide King” (airs 2/10/13)
Written by Evan Reilly; directed by Lesli Linka Glatter
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