December 21, 2012

Glen Mazarra and AMC Part Ways over The Walking Dead

This just in: The Walking Dead's current showrunner Glen Mazarra is leaving AMC.

The news came out this morning in an announcement from AMC that mega-ratings superstar The Walking Dead will be returning for a fourth season (big surprise!). As part of this announcement was mention that Glen Mazarra, who has been shepherding the series since Frank Darabont's departure, will be following in the footsteps of his predecessor and exiting the show.

Here's the annoucnement, in AMC's own words

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. 

This certainly makes me wonder what AMC has in mind for the series that Mazarra just couldn't get behind.