Apart from the dire straits AMC has continually found itself in with each new drama launch, 'The Walking Dead''s proposed 2015 spinoff hasn't offered much in the way of details since its original announcement. Naturally, fans of the main series are hungry for crossover potential between the two, but how does showrunner Scott Gimple see it happening down the line?
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'The Walking Dead' ended season 4 on more of an immediate cliffhanger than any past season, so much so that we're left to wonder more about how season 5 will open than what major comic stories it might tackle. Still, as production on the new season looms, showrunner Scott Gimple promises the most action-heavy season yet, and a possible return for fan-favorite character Morgan (Lennie James).
Just when you thought 'The Walking Dead''s latest season renewal had gone by without the showrunner shakeups so often associated with the series, it seems the AMC monster drama has a new problem on its hands. 'The Walking Dead''s original showrunner and co-creator Frank Darabont has hit AMC with a lawsuit alleging that the network defaulted on upwards of $10 million in royalties. Merry Christmas to all!
Considering all the tensions and fallout that surrounded 'The Walking Dead' season 4 when showrunner Glen Mazzara was announced to depart the monster AMC drama, replacement Scott Gimple has remained relatively quiet about his rise from writer to executive producer. Now, in advance of the big Comic-Con 2013 panel next week, Gimple has finally spoken up to preview his personal new spin on 'The Walking Dead' season 4.
AMC's 'The Walking Dead' remains as huge as ever, making the long wait until October, or even this summer's Comic-Con presentations, feel horribly torturous. We've seen a photo or two from production on the new season, along with tidbits from Norman Reedus himself, but what will 'The Walking Dead' fans learn about season 4 from the latest production video?
For as much as 'The Walking Dead' fans panicked when AMC ousted yet another show-runner from its best season to date, fears were somewhat allayed by the recent and universally well-recieved "Clear," written by season 4 show-runner Scott M. Gimple. Gimple won't officially take the reigns from Glen Mazzara until production begins this May, but what does series creator Robert Kirkman have to say of the decision to promote Gimple?
Months ago we were shocked to learn that 'The Walking Dead' show-runner and somewhat savior Glen Mazzara would depart the AMC drama in advance of the fourth season, following in a pattern for the series that saw Frank Darabont ousted prior to the season 2 premiere. Writer/producer Scott M. Gimple had been rumored to take the reigns of 'The Walking Dead' season 4, and now AMC has made the news official, bringing on two new executive producers as well. Find out the latest on 'The Walking Dead' inside!
As fans of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' well know, the only thing more traumatic than the wait until February 10 for new episodes was the announcement that the acclaimed zombie-killer drama would return for a fourth season without show-runner Glen Mazzara. Speculation and theories have run rampant about Mazzara's departure, but has AMC chosen writer Scott Gimple to replace Mazzara as 'The Walking Dead' show-runner? Check out the latest 'Walking Dead' show-runner gossip inside!