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Scott Gimble to take over THE WALKING DEAD starting with season 4.

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Following the surprising news that Glen Mazzara would be stepping down as showrunner on AMC’s The Walking Dead, TV Line now reports that supervising producer Scott Gimple has been tapped as the replacement. Gimple will be the third showrunner in 3-seasons, as original creator/showrunner Frank Darabont was forced out halfway through the show’s second season.

Departing showrunner Glen Mazzara will finish out his duties on the second half of the current third season, with TV Line reporting that Gimple’s appointment takes effect at the start of the show’s fourth season. Gimple first joined the series during season two and has written a handful of episodes, including the upcoming season three episode “This Sorrowful Life” and this season’s “Hounded,”.

No official details regarding Mazzara’s exit have been released, but he stated at the time of his exit that he was leaving the show “over a difference of opinion” regarding how to approach season four. The Hollywood Reporter attributed the staff change to Mazzara butting heads with comic book creator/TV show executive producer Robert Kirkman, but it has never been confirmed. Season three of The Walking Dead continues on February 10th on AMC.

    • Dropping like flies! I wonder how long Gimple will last? "Hounded" was a pretty solid episode, so I'm looking forward to "The Sorrowful Life" as another example of what an All-Gimple season of TWD will be like.

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