Angela Kang Now Showrunner For The Walking Dead
Angela Kang, who has been with the series since 2011, has been promoted to showrunner of The Walking Dead starting with season nine, while Gimple will serve as chief content officer and oversee all things for The Walking Dead, from shows to gaming and more.
The dead shall rise again for AMC as the cable network has renewed The Walking Dead for a ninth season and signed now-former showrunner Scott M. Gimple to an overall deal in which he will now serve as chief content officer of the franchise. In his new role, Gimple will oversee The Walking Dead‘s vast TV universe, including both the flagship and spinoff Fear the Walking Dead, as well as gaming and future brand extensions on a variety of platforms, among other areas. Writer/co-exec producer Angela Kang has been promoted to executive producer and showrunner, replacing Gimple in the latter role, of The Walking Dead. Angela Kang has been with The Walking Dead since 2011, writing some 20 episodes of the show, including critically praised hours including “Coda” and “Still.” Kang will take over as showrunner starting with season nine, which will premiere in late 2018.
“This is an enormously important day for the entire The Walking Dead television universe,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, Sundance TV, and AMC Studios. “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 TWD universe. 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.’”
Sources: Hollywoodreporter & Variety