Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

'The Walking Dead' TV series gets a new showrunner

'The Walking Dead' TV series gets a new showrunner

The new showrunner of The Walking Dead will be Angela Kang, who began working on the series in 2011.

She said: 'I am beyond thrilled to be stepping into this new role with The Walking Dead. Angela Kang has been promoted from executive producer to showrunner. 'I know I speak for Angela, Scott and everyone at AMC when I say thanks most of all to the fans and the many talented people who have helped AMC play Dead'. The following week it moves back to 9 pm, where it will lead into the Season 3 premiere of Into the Badlands.

Even with steadily falling ratings, the long-running AMC zombie drama The Walking Dead is still one of the most watched TV shows.

Kang now becomes the fourth showrunner to take the reins on the flagship show, which had something of a revolving door for its first three seasons. It was bad enough losing Glenn Rhee, and losing Carl Grimes when the show returns for the second half of season 8 will be a major blow.

Collider continued on. The new Chief Content Officer mentioned how the world is entering into a "new era" of television.


Kang is "beyond thrilled" to take on this new role, "Working on this series and having the opportunity to adapt Robert Kirkman's unbelievable comic has been a fangirl dream come true for me", said Kang.

The Walking Dead recently celebrated a big milestone with 100 episodes.

In "Fear the Walking Dead" Season 4, the story of Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and her family will be told from the perspective of "The Walking Dead" character Morgan Jones (Lennie James). Kirkman is still very much involved with "The Walking Dead" and will remain in his same role as executive producer but keeping Gimple in place was a crucial piece of the puzzle. "Working on this series and having the opportunity to adapt Robert Kirkman's fantastic comic has been a fangirl dream come true for me", said Kang.

Season 8 of The Walking Dead continues on February 25, picking up where the series left off in 2017 with a major character's death looming - one that The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has since. In one way, fans will get their wish, with Kang now piloting the ship on The Walking Dead; but with Gimple now in charge of the entire franchise, angry fans are unlikely to be satisfied.

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