The Walking Dead Gets Season 9 Renewal and New Showrunner

The Walking Dead Gets Season 9 Renewal and New Showrunner

The Walking Dead has been renewed for Season 9, but there are changes afoot. Writer and co-executive producer Angela Kang is being promoted to showrunner for the upcoming season, which will premiere in late 2018, while current showrunner Scott Gimple is being elevated to a new role as Chief Content Officer of what AMC describes as “the entire Dead television universe, including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and potential brand extensions on a variety of platforms.” The move makes sense as The Walking Dead and Fear begin to converge — this season will see Walking Dead character Morgan Jones (Lennie James) cross over to Fear, and Gimple was recently added as an executive producer on the prequel series. The vote of confidence in Gimple from AMC seems to hint that there may be more spinoffs or companion shows ahead. Continue reading…
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