AMC reports that Season 4 of the ultra-violent 'zombie' dramatic TV series "The Walking Dead", prepping for a May 6, 2013 start in Georgia, will be supervised by episode writer Scott Gimple, taking over showrunner duties from Glen Mazzara.
"Scott has been an essential part of this show since he came aboard at the very beginning of Season Two," said "The Walking Dead" comic book creator and Executive Producer Robert Kirkman.
"He's contributed to guiding this show in a substantial way that has resulted in a lot of the key scenes and storylines fans have dubbed 'signature moments'..."
"I'm thrilled to continue the tradition of the spectacular, cinematic, horrifying, exciting and emotional storytelling of 'The Walking Dead'", said Gimple.
"I'm a huge fan of the comics and started with the show on the other side of the set, as an avid viewer. Over the past two years, it's been an incredible privilege making such great television with the best cast and crew I've ever worked with – I can't wait to make some more..."
"Scott's voice has been an integral one since he joined the show", said AMC. "We look forward to ramping up production on Season Four..."
For the new Season Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse will be credited as Executive Producers, alongside Kirkman, Valhalla's Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert.
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