AMC Renews THE WALKING DEAD for a Fourth Season, But Without Showrunner Glen Mazzara


The world may not have come to an end today, but Glen Mazzara‘s role as showrunner of AMC‘s The Walking Dead has, or at least will, in the newly-announced fourth season of the show. It seems like a good time to employ the term tweeted by another showrunner, upon hearing similar news about a different show: Congratudolences.

Joint Statement from AMC and Glen Mazzara:

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.



We wish the best to Mr. Mazzara, who has always been extremely generous with his time and tweets with the fans and the media. Congratulations and all the best to those who have been and will continue to be involved in the production of The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead, starring Andrew LincolnNorman ReedusMichael RookerLaurie HoldenSteven YeunLauren CohanMelissa McBrideIron-E SingletonChandler RiggsDanai Gurira, and David Morrissey, returns for the second half of its third season on February 10, 2013 at 9/8c on AMC.

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