AMC has officially renewed The Walking Dead for season 9. The news comes fresh off the mid season final. This shouldn’t surprise fans as Robert Kirkman and the AMC crew have no end in sight for the series. The Walking Dead continues to maintain its fan base even though season 8 has been hit with a few series lows.
The Renewal comes with some changes as show runner Scott Gimple is promoted to Chief Content Officer and will oversee the entire Walking Dead universe, including Fear The Walking Dead and other potential spin-offs and brand extensions. Gimple becoming CCO means that there will be a new Executive Producer and show runner. AMC and Gimple have promoted long time Co-Executive Producer and writer Angela Kang to Executive Producer and Show Runner.
President of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, Charlie Collier had this to say about the renewal and behind-the-scenes changes:
“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 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.’”
Gimple on the other hand seems very happy about his new role and the renewal of the series.
“‘The Walking Dead’ is a special show which started in an entirely different era of TV, and continues, in this new era, to confidently take chances to tell compelling stories that excite audiences and make them deeply connect with its characters, adapting Robert Kirkman’s brilliant comic book, as the show closes in on its tenth year, I’m honored to keep working with the talented, dedicated people behind and in front of the camera to make it all it can be, while expanding the world of ‘The Walking Dead’ with new narratives like ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ and a whole host of truly cool stories ahead. 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, on the other hand, is very excited about taking the reigns on The Walking Dead season 9.
“I am beyond thrilled to be stepping into this new role with ‘The Walking Dead.’ Working on this series and having the opportunity to adapt Robert Kirkman’s amazing comic has been a fangirl dream come true for me,” said Kang. “I’m excited to continue working with Scott and the wonderfully supportive folks at AMC, and can’t wait to share the next chapter of the story with our fans next fall.”
The Walking Dead season 8 will return for its midseason premiere on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9 pm on AMC.
Top 10 Superhero Films & Shows We Are Excited For In 2018
It seems that with each passing year, the Heroic Age of Hollywood continues to prosper through numerous mediums. Of course, comic book movies continue to dominate at the box office and 2018 will certainly be no different, but the colorful heroes and villains found in the panels of our favorite comic books and graphic novels have also fared pretty well in the television and video game mediums.
After a remarkable 2017 of solid superhero entertainment, 2018 seems to up the ante even further, boasting some exciting new films, TV series and more for fans to enjoy. Here is a rundown of some of our most anticipated 2018 projects.
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