'Walking Dead' names new producer, sets October return
Posted February 27, 2013
AMC's smash zombie hit The Walking Dead named yet another top producer Wednesday and said production on the show's fourth season will begin May 6 in Atlanta.
Scott M. Gimple, a writer and supervising producer since early in Season 2, has been promoted to executive producer and "showrunner" in charge of day-to-day production.
"Scott has been an essential part of this show since he came aboard at the very beginning of Season 2," said creator Robert Kirkman in a statement released by the network. "He's contributed to guiding this show in a substantial way that has resulted in a lot of the key scenes and story lines fans have dubbed signature moments" of the show. Earlier, he worked on NBC's Life and ABC's Flash Forward. As showrunner, Gimple replaces Glen Mazzara, who ran Dead's third season.
AMC plans another 16-episode season that will begin in October, and will likely take a holiday break before resuming in winter, as it did this year. The show has broken cable-ratings records, and last week -- airing against the Oscars -- ranked as the top-rated scripted series on all of television among the key young-adult audience, narrowly besting CBS' The Big Bang Theory.
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