‘The Walking Dead’ Renewed For Season 9
Meanwhile, the long wait is over for new ‘Fear the Walking Dead’
Post-apocalyptic drama series ‘The Walking Dead’ will be premiering its ninth season in late 2018 with a new show runner, Angela Kang.
While the former showrunner Scott M. Gimple is now the Chief Content Officer of “the entire ‘Dead’ television universe, including ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’, and potential brand extensions on a variety of platforms.” Angela Kang, who served as writer/co-executive producer for the show since 2011, has been promoted to showrunner and executive producer.
President of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, Charlie Collier, in a statement announce; “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.”
Gimple also commented, saying, ” ‘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.”
He added, “As the show closes in on its 10th 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 said, “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. 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.”
Meanwhile, the long wait is over for new ‘Fear the Walking Dead’. AMC has announced a season four premiere date to be Sunday, April 15 at 10:00 p.m. before moving to its normal time slot of 9:00 p.m. on Sundays beginning April 22.