'The Strolling Lifeless' renewed for ninth season, Scott Gimple out as showrunner

Walking Dead Will Return for Season 9 with a new showrunner!

Walking Dead Will Return for Season 9 with a new showrunner!

Nearly straight away the network confirmed that "The Walking Dead" has been renewed for a ninth season, which shouldn't be too surprising considering just how popular the show has become over the years.

Gimple, who has been the showrunner since Season 4, brought stability to the AMC series after tumultuous early years when lawsuits and creative differences between key decision-makers loomed over all. "I know I speak for Angela, Scott, and everyone at AMC when I say thanks most of all to the fans and the many talented people who have helped AMC play 'Dead'". In partnership with Next Games, AMC has launched a successful mobile game "The Walking Dead: No Man's Land" and a new location-based augmented reality game, "The Walking Dead: Our World", set to launch globally early this year.

It looks like The Walking Dead isn't killing Carl off just to be dramatic, or to allow Chandler Riggs to attend college. The next-closest competitor this season, "The Big Bang Theory", is almost a full point behind it at 2.9. She's the series first female showrunner, following Gimple, Glen Mazzara, and Frank Darabont.

According to a report by Variety, Gimple has been promoted to the newly created role of chief content officer.

'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'.


Kang first joined the show as a story editor and later writer in Season 2, being upped to producer at the beginning of Season 3. She will be at the helm of affairs from season 9. He also recognized the importance of keeping audiences excited and to continue the connection they have with the characters.

Fear The Walking Dead will also feature Lennie James as Morgan, who comes over from the main TWD series.

No further details on what to expect from season 9 were revealed along with this announcement, but we do know that The Walking Dead shuffles back onto our screens on February 25th, at which point the network will deliver the second, conclusive chapter to season 8. 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.

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