Last month, fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ were given a good news/bad news sort of situation. The good news was the hit AMC show was renewed for a fourth season. The bad news was that Glen Mazzara, the showrunner who took over after Frank Darabont exited the show during the second season, would be stepping down from his position and leaving the show because of creative differences. At the time of the announcement, there was no word on who would take over as the new showrunner, but we knnow ow exactly who will fill the role.
According to TV Line, Scott Gimple has been tapped to lead ‘The Walking Dead’ as it’s new showrunner. After joining the show in season 2 as a producer, he was promoted to supervising producer for season 3. He has also written a few episodes, including this season’s ‘Hounded’, where Rick starts receiving peculiar phone calls.
Mazzara will wrap up his duties on this current season and then Gimple will take over once work on the Season 4 begins. While it’s a shame that we’re losing the showrunner that significantly improved the quality of storytelling on ‘The Walking Dead’, let’s not discount the new guy just yet and wait until next season to pass judgment. For now, let’s try to relax and enjoy the rest of this third season, which returns on Sunday, February 10th at 9:00pm on AMC.