‘The Walking Dead’ in Talks to Hire New Boss Scott Gimple

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The winds of change are always blowin’, especially on the set of AMC’s monster hit The Walking Dead. Deadline reports that Scott Gimple — a supervising producer on the series — is finalizing a deal to become the third showrunner in as many years on the internally troubled show, replacing the ousted Glen Mazzara.

Mazzara’s unceremonious exit from the show came as a shock to viewers, as the show began to really come together after he took the reigns from Frank Darabont in the middle of Season 2. Mazzara’s departure was supposedly due to pressure from Walking Dead executive producer Robert Kirkman, on whose comic the show is based. 

AMC is yet to provide comment on the switch, but fans of Mazzara’s artistic direction should feel somewhat satiated knowing that the network is going with a guy who has written episodes of the show under Mazzara’s reign.

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Television Editor Shaunna Murphy was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs of New Jersey. Largely shunned by her peers, she struck up friendships with the likes of Buffy Summers and the X-Men in their stead. After graduating from NYU where she studied political journalism, she moved to Los Angeles when she realized that writing about reality TV is a much nobler pursuit. She now lives in New York, again, with her two cats — Arya Stark and Joffrey Baratheon.

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