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The Walking Dead will already be on its third showrunner when its fourth season premieres. The network has officially promoted producer Scott M. Gimble to the key role, overseeing production on the hit zombie show.
While Gimble was rumored to be getting a promotion last month, AMC didn’t make it official until today. He has been with the show since season two and will replace Glen Mazzara, who replaced Frank Darabont in the middle of season two.
Creator Robert Kirkman said in a statement that Gimble has been an “essential part” of the show since he joined, reports Entertainment Weekly. “I am thrilled to begin work on a brand new season of The Walking Dead with Scott at the helm, and I truly believe we could be embarking on what will be the best season of this show yet,” Kirkman added.
Gimble also said that he is “thrilled to continue the tradition of the spectacular, cinematic, horrifying, exciting and emotional storytelling of The Walking Dead.”
Zap2It notes that Gimble has been responsible for some of the most important episodes in the show’s history, including season two’s “Pretty Much Dead Already” and season three’s “Hounded.”
AMC also named Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse as executive producers. They join Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert.
The Walking Dead is in its third season and airs on AMC on Sundays at 9 p.m. Production on season four starts on May 6.
You can check out our recap for the latest episode here.