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.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 2/27/2013

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.

Kirkman:
“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.”


Gimple:
“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.”


AMC:
"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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Carl - 2/27/2013, 12:07 PM
they gotta speed up the story a bit, in the comics it drags for a while after the prison (which should have been dragged out for a few seasons, its arch is huge in the books)
JimmyPesto - 2/27/2013, 12:16 PM
First half of season 3 was good until the Governor was introduced. Now it's pretty lame, slow, and boring honestly.
Lizardking310 - 2/27/2013, 12:25 PM
how long will he last?
thewonderer - 2/27/2013, 12:41 PM
@Carl

How do you insult half the things you do and back this show?

Its a mess half of the time. It goes from great to shit in mere seconds and a change of a scene.

Scabs is right, since the midseason its been mediocre at best.

Hopefully Gimple does good, but he'll probably be gone by the end of next season.
Kevinwillpeabodyproperties - 2/27/2013, 12:51 PM
i love this show but thought it has slowed a little bit. I'm not a big fan of the governor but i still hate him enough where I want to see a well executed plan and kill. time to move on from the prison as well that is when the story is best. when they r on the road searching for shelter. becuz when they find it boy is it the best feeling!!!!!

your just like ooohh shit whats this??????? a new place???


I LOVE IT
i hate andrea
Carl - 2/27/2013, 1:55 PM
wonderer
the show TWD is mediocre at best compared to the comics.
Just like Nolans batman.
TheRealDorkKnight - 2/27/2013, 2:00 PM
@carl... nice lol
astromerc - 2/27/2013, 2:07 PM
The show is lame now idk what happened...oh wait Frank D was booted. This show is slow, They should have stuck with the comic.
MisterNiceGuy - 2/27/2013, 3:28 PM
You people dont know good television
Facade - 2/27/2013, 3:48 PM
This show is still solid.
DarthVenom - 2/27/2013, 4:00 PM
@astromerc sounds like you don't even watch the show
Woodkid - 2/27/2013, 7:09 PM
They need to kill Andrea off already, she sucks! Made out to be all strong and independant, when all she does is leach onto other characters.. Dale-Shane-Michonne and now the Governor.

kill. her. already.
weaponX2 - 2/28/2013, 12:24 AM
I'm with Woodkid, I hate Andrea and she needs to die...she can't be trusted
Bucht - 2/28/2013, 2:26 AM
I can understand that you like the show if you've never read the comics, or played the Telltale game.
Tankpjh - 2/28/2013, 2:40 AM
I've read the comics and still enjoy the show for what it is.

I agree Andrea in the comics is a strong and vital part of the group and is kick ass, but in the show all she ever dose is bitch and as Woodkid said leach onto others. they have two choices with her, Kill her off or do a 180 and have her become the badass sharp shooter that we know and love.

DCeddie - 2/28/2013, 8:47 AM
It's slow due to budget restraints...slow saves money since actors talking to each other costs nothing more than paying the actors their pay...fast paced/action/cgi/zombies costs more money...

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