Scott Gimple In Talks To Replace Glen Mazzara As THE WALKING DEAD'S Showrunner

After the shocking news that showrunner Glenn Mazzara would be departing The Walking Dead, supervising producer Scott Gimple is said to be in negotiations to take over.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 1/14/2013


After the third season is over The Walking Dead is finding its self in a similar situation, needing a new showrunner. When the fourth season was announced a couple weeks back it was revealed that current showrunner, Glenn Mazzara, would be departing from the show. Speculation has run wild about why Mazzara is leaving, with some reports suggesting that Robert Kirkman may be involved. Whatever the case may be, AMC's hit TV show is in need of a new showrunner, and it looks like their search is close to over. According to TVLine Scott Gimple is in talks to take over for Mazzara.

As of right now, Gimple is serving as a Supervising Producer on the show. He joined the show at the begging of season two as a producer and was promoted to Supervising Producer at the start of Season three. He will take over as the showrunner when season four kicks off. For the latest on The Walking Dead, make sure to check back here at CBM.


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santoanderson - 1/14/2013, 1:34 PM
AMC needs to stop cheaping-out on this show. Three showrunners in four seasons is not a good track record. Meanwhile Mad Men (which scores less ratings than TWD) has the same showrunner and a bigger budget than last year.
NorrinRaddical - 1/14/2013, 1:48 PM
BATZ: i agree, I thought season 3 was aces; what was the problem?

SANTO: I agree...except Mad Men is depressingly overhyped and no better having a singular show runner on that shallow mess, bu for some reason, AMC will throw all their money into it while Breaking Bad almost had to go shopping its last season to another network
ADomenick91092 - 1/14/2013, 1:53 PM
Exactly what santoanderson said. AMC is an awesome network, but they seriously have to stop bending over for Mad Men. Breaking Bad is over this Summer. Mad Men is going on season 6, and I doubt it has too many years left in it. They really have to start investing more in the show that has the longest life left.

They cut The Walking Dead's budget in season 2 AND got a new showrunner, and many fans absolutely hated the result - which was way too much time spent at that farm. Sure, it picked up the pace towards the end, but I'm not sure if the fans will deal with another quality dip like that.
TayDee - 1/14/2013, 2:50 PM
As long as Kirkman is involved, the show will be fine.
LoudLon - 1/14/2013, 2:58 PM
I loved season 2 because it took its time building up and tightening the screws of interpersonal conflicts. I've enjoyed season 3 so far, but I think it has yet to recover from the loss of Shane/Jon Bernthal, and while I'm not opposed at all to gore (lifelong horror fan, here -- horror movies are actually an even larger passion of mine than comics!) the emphasis this season on splat over drama has left me wanting. Not saying there hasn't been drama, just saying there hasn't been as much as past seasons, which is what makes the show work for me.
superbatspiderman - 1/14/2013, 3:17 PM
I actually enjoy the show more than I do the comics. The reason for this comes in one word and that word is "Daryl". I love his character and Norman Reedus is awesome.

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