Walking Dead’s New Showrunner Announced

Glen Mazzara’s replacement as showrunner on The Walking Dead for season four will be Scott Gimple, currently one of the show’s executive producers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gimple joined the show at the start of its second season as a producer and has also written five episodes. He also had a hand in the screenplay for Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance which comes as a surprise. That film had a script?

Gimple will be the third showrunner in four seasons of The Walking Dead, following Frank Darabont and Mazzara. You can’t help wondering how long he’ll last and whether he’ll avoid the sack – the fate of both his predecessors, Is showrunning The Walking Dead the TV equivalent of being the drummer in Spinal Tap?

And while we’re on the subject of The Walking Dead, here’s a new trailer for the first episode of the second half of season three, due to air in the UK on Fox.