The folks over at ‘The Walking Dead’ are shaking things up. While fans were calling for his head in season 7 and earlier this season, the bigwigs over at AMC have given Scott Gimple, long-running the showrunner of the hit series, a promotion to the newly formed position of Chief Content Officer, giving him command of the entire ‘Walking Dead’ universe which includes ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’, and any future spin-offs.
You may be wondering who will take his place as showrunner. That honor goes to Angela Kang who has served as a writer for the show since 2011 and a co-executive producer since 2013, Variety reports. Kang previously wrote for the series ‘Terriers’.
This is an enormously important day for the entire ‘The Walking Dead’ television universe,” stated Charlie Collier, president of AMC and AMC Studios. “We are proud to acknowledge Angela’s significant contribution to the series and to set a clear path forward for a ninth season under her direction. Further, with gratitude and admiration, we also recognize Scott’s broad impact on, and leadership of, the content that fuels our TWD universe. Together, we will dream bigger and more broadly than ever before. 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.’”
Along with the shake-up comes news that ‘The Walking Dead’ has now been renewed for season 9 which is when Kang will take over showrunner duties. The big question is, what will this mean for the show? How will it change and will fans be happy?