Time to take out the Drudge Flashing Sirens because we’ve got some breaking news. According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Walking Dead has been renewed by AMC for season four, which is about as surprising as the gang’s Hyundai Tucson always looking remarkably clean. In slightly more shocking news, however, showrunner/executive producer Glen Mazzara is leaving the show due to “difference of opinion.”
AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a fourth season — without showrunner Glen Mazzara, who has parted ways with cable’s top series.
“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,” AMC said in a statement. (Via)
It was when Glen took over that The Walking Dead took the leap from “meh” to must-watch, so this is a major bummer, especially if the next head honcho slows down the show’s breakneck pace (or is named Sophia). But this decision also begs the question: is Walking Dead showrunner the new Walking Dead black guy?