Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

AMC renews The Walking Dead for season 9 with new showrunner

AMC renews The Walking Dead for season 9 with new showrunner

AMC confirmed the zombie apocalypse drama The Walking Dead has been renewed for a ninth season.

To that end, her noted that AMC's new drama "McMafia" will make all episodes available to subscribers of the fledgling commercial-free AMC Premiere service after the February 26 debut on the linear ad-supported channel.

Though The Walking Dead is still a massive TV juggernaut with the highest ratings in the coveted 18-49 year old viewership, those numbers have declined over the course of the show's seventh and eighth seasons. According to THR, Gimple is being replaced by Angela Kang for Season 9, who will take over a showrunner. Showrunner Scott Gimple even came in for flak from the actor's father, but Kirkman told Entertainment Weekly that all this backlash meant that people cared for the character, one of the few remaining from the debut season.

Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, kicked off AMC's session by acknowledging the many challenges that traditional TV networks are facing at a time of ever-increasing competition for viewers.

'Working on this series and having the opportunity to adapt Robert Kirkman's wonderful comic has been a fangirl dream come true for me'.

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'The Walking Dead' will be back for season 9 but there's been a major shake up at the top of the long running series... Gimple took over from Mazzara starting in season 4, and he also executive produces the spinoff show Fear The Walking Dead.

Angela has been working on The Walking Dead since 2011 and has written about 20 episodes of the series. Further, with gratitude and admiration, we also recognize Scott's broad impact on, and leadership of, the content that fuels our The Walking Dead universe.

In a press release, AMC describes Gimple's new role as "overseeing the entire "Dead" television universe, including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and potential brand extensions on a variety of platforms". "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".

In season four, the world of Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and her family is seen through the eyes of Walking Dead crossover character Morgan Jones (Lennie James). "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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