Right before the holidays, AMC made the surprise announcement that showrunner Glen Mazzara would not be returning for the fourth season of The Walking Dead. Now, Deadline is reporting that AMC has named Scott Gimple as the new showrunner for The Walking Dead.
Scott Gimple will be the third showrunner to helm the highly-rated series. Scott Gimple is currently the supervising producer for The Walking Dead, so it means AMC would be promoting from within. Scott Gimple has been with The Walking Dead since the beginning of season 2. Other series that Scott Gimple has worked on include Chase, FlashForward, and Life.
Gimple also has experience dealing with comic book related properties on the movie side. He co-wrote the script for Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance.
The Walking Dead returns with new episodes on Sunday, February 10, 2013.