The Walking Dead has a brand new showrunner, and she's more than excited about what's to come in season 9.
AMC just promoted Angela Kang to showrunner of their flagship show, duties she'll take on starting next season. Kang is a big fan of the comics the show is based on and is giddy to get started.
“I am beyond thrilled to be stepping into this new role with ‘The Walking Dead’” Kang said. “Working on this series and having the opportunity to adapt Robert Kirkman’s amazing comic has been a fangirl dream come true for me,” said Kang. “I’m excited to continue working with Scott and the wonderfully supportive folks at AMC, and can’t wait to share the next chapter of the story with our fans next fall.”
Kang will be the fourth showrunner of the hit AMC series. The Walking Dead was originally helmed by Frank Darabont, who was followed by Glen Mazzara. Gimple took over from Mazzara starting in season 4, and he also executive produces the spinoff show Fear The Walking Dead. Now he will be overseeing both shows in his new position, and Kang will take the flagship show by the reigns.
“‘The Walking Dead’ is a special show which started in an entirely different era of TV, and continues, in this new era, to confidently take chances to tell compelling stories that excite audiences and make them deeply connect with its characters, adapting Robert Kirkman’s brilliant comic book,” Gimple said. “As the show closes in on its tenth year, I’m honored to keep working with the talented, dedicated people behind and in front of the camera to make it all it can be, while expanding the world of ‘The Walking Dead’ with new narratives like ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ and a whole host of truly cool stories ahead. Angela is a big part of the heart and soul of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and I’m thrilled to help facilitate her vision of the show’s next era.”
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