AMC: ‘The Walking Dead’ Renewed For Season Four, Glen Mazzara Leaves As Showrunner

Via Joint Statement from AMC and Glenn Mazzara:

December 21, 2012 – 

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.

3 comments on “AMC: ‘The Walking Dead’ Renewed For Season Four, Glen Mazzara Leaves As Showrunner

    • I kinda have to agree. AMC hasn’t screwed up a show, yet. Hell, they aren’t FOX or NBC. I was just saying on our group on Facebook that it could very-well be that Mazzara wanted to put his own stamp on the series with a vision that strayed too far from the source material and AMC wasn’t having it. This isn’t uncommon. Mazzara, like any creative person doesn’t want to be just known for adapting someone else’s work. I’m sure more inforamtion will trickle out about the departure as the weeks progress.

      Or, he could have wanted to kill off Daryl, which is of course, the deal-breaker of all deal-breakers.

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