AMC Confirms Gimple As THE WALKING DEAD'S Showrunner; Season Four Production Begins In May
While everyone knew it was going to happen, AMC has Officially announced Scott Gimple as new showrunner for The Walking Dead. Also, filming for the show's fourth season will start in May.
After a three season, AMC is on their third showrunner for The Walking Dead. It was announced earlier this year that current showrunner Glen Mazzara would be stepping down, and that Scott Gimple would be taking his place. Today AMC has officially confirmed Gimple as the new showrunner. Gimble has been one of the main contributing forces behind the show, having penned season two's heart wrenching mid-season finale. Below there are statements from both comic creator and Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, AMC, and Gimple.
“Scott has been an essential part of this show since he came aboard at the very beginning of season two. He's contributed to guiding this show in a substantial way that has resulted in a lot of the key scenes and storylines fans have dubbed signature moments of ‘The Walking Dead. I am thrilled to begin work on a brand new season of ‘The Walking Dead’ with Scott at the helm, and I truly believe we could be embarking on what will be the best season of this show yet.”
“I'm thrilled to continue the tradition of the spectacular, cinematic, horrifying, exciting and emotional storytelling of ‘The Walking Dead,’” said Gimple. “I'm a huge fan of the comics, and started with the show on the other side of the set, as an avid viewer. Over the past two years, it's been an incredible privilege making such great television with the best cast and crew I've ever worked with – I can't wait to make some more.”
"Scott's voice has been an integral one since he joined the show. Greg Nicotero is a true artist whose work is simply brilliant. And, Tom Luse has really created the machine that allows this very large show to get made week to week. We congratulate all three in their new roles on the series and look forward to ramping up production on season four."
Other notable changes to the creative team include Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse being promoted to Executive Producers along with Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert. Filming for the show's fourth season will kick off on May 6th, and will most likely take place in Georgia where the show is currently shot.
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