It will be no surprise to anyone that AMC Networks has renewed The Walking Dead for its ninth season, but it will be returning with a new showrunner next season. Long-time writer Angela Kang will be replacing Scott Gimple, who will be transitioned into his role as Chief Creative Officer for The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.
The ninth and final season of The Walking Dead will debut this fall as AMC gears up for the return of the show for the second half of Season 8 next month.
AMC boss Charlie Collier released this statement:
“This is an enormously important day for the entire The Walking Dead television universe. We are proud to acknowledge Angela’s significant contribution to the series and to set a clear path forward for a ninth season under her direction. Further, with gratitude and admiration, we also recognize Scott’s broad impact on, and leadership of, the content that fuels our TWDuniverse,” he add of the third ex-showrunner of the series. Together, we will dream bigger and more broadly than ever before. 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.”
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor