With Glen Mazzara suddenly leaving the hit AMC series The Walking Dead in December, the network quickly began their search for a new showrunner. Scott Gimple, who was brought on during season 2 of the show, will be that person. THR has learned that Gimple will become the third showrunner in as many seasons for the ratings jugernaut. Gimple joined th crew back in season 2 after Mazzara took over from ousted showrunner Frank Darabont. He is also responsible for writing the third and seventh episodes of season 2, as well as co-writing the tenth episode with Mazzara. Not only thta, be he is also behind the script for the upcoming “penultimate” sixth episode.
Mazzara will remain on board to oversee the remainder of season 3, which will return on February 10th. Once production and filming begins on season 4, Gimple will take the reigns. As you’ll remember, Mazzara decided to leave the show back in December, citing “creative differences” with the network. Both parties involved state that the parting of ways was amicable, however, sources tell THR that Mazzara’s short-comings in running the show became “‘abundantly clear … especially for the second half of the season,’ with production shut down several times because of a lack of material.”
Gimple’s credits include several TV series including Chase, FlashForward and Life. As mentioned, the highly anticipated second half of The Walking Dead is set to return on Sunday, February 10th.
Source : THR
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