The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara and AMC have officially announced that the epic zombie series will be getting a fourth season! It's not surprising because the show is not only incredible, but it's doing very well in the ratings. But there's a catch... Mazzara won't be returning as the showrunner, because he and the network can't seem to agree on where the series should go. I really don't understand why AMC keeps getting rid of the showrunners! If you remember the same thing happened with Frank Darabont. They do an incredible job with the series, taking it to amazing levels of greatness, and then they let 'em go. It's got to be some kind of behind the scenes powerplay or politics. They kill off the showrunners just as much as they kill off the main characters. Anyway, here's the announcement...
Today, AMC announces the season 4 pick-up of The Walking Dead.
AMC also jointly announces with Glen Mazzara today that for future seasons, the two parties have mutually decided to part ways. Glen guided the series creatively for seasons 2 and 3. AMC is grateful for his hard work. We are both proud of our shared success.
Both parties acknowledge that there is a difference of opinion about where the show should go moving forward, and conclude that it is best to part ways. This decision is amicable and Glen will remain on for post-production on season 3B as showrunner and executive producer.
Mazzara wrote six episodes of the series, and has been the series showrunner since Darabont left. I'm excited that there will be a fourth season, I just hope the network takes the series in the right direction. At least creator Robert Kirkman will always be there to help steer it.
The second half of The Walking Dead season 3 is set to return on Sunday, February 10th, 2013, and I can't wait to see how far it goes!
What do you all think about a fourth season and the fact that Mazzara won't be involved?