Wow, I don’t get what exactly is so nasty about working for AMC. First Frank Darabont left The Walking Dead in a whirlwind of curiosity, and now his replacement who took over in season two, is now also leaving after only a season and a half.
Word in the past is that AMC has been tough in how they envision things versus how showrunners would like to envision seeing their successful platforms go.
Darabont left, but was pretty mum on the issue. Heck, even the cast seemed shocked about that development. But now, Glen Mazzara, who took over, and has done well with the zombie series, is now, also leaving the show.
The pattern would seem distressful at best. And I hope that the show retains it’s appeal through all these changes, but be it, as it may, that’s what’s up.
Oh, and AMC also announced that The Walking Dead has been renewed for a fourth season.
Which would be sort of expected, considering the ratings records it’s breaking.
Below are statements that have been released to the press:
My time as showrunner on The Walking Dead has been an amazing experience, but after I finish season 3, it’s time to move on. I have told the stories I wanted to tell and connected with our fans on a level that I never imagined. It doesn’t get much better than that. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey. – Glen Mazzara
I am in full support of both AMC and Glen Mazzara in the decision they have come to and believe the parties came to this decision in the best interest of the future of the show. I thank Glen for his hard work and appreciate his many contributions to The Walking Dead and look forward to working with him as we complete post production on Season 3. I am also excited to begin work on another spectacular season of this show that I know means so much to so many people. This show has always been the result of a wide range of extremely talented men and women working tirelessly to produce their best work collectively. I believe the future is bright for The Walking Dead. Thank you to the fans for your continued support. – Robert Kirkman
I am appreciative and grateful to Glen for his hard work on ‘The Walking Dead.’ I am supportive of AMC and Glen’s decision and know that the series is in great hands with one of the most talented and dedicated casts and crews in the business. I look forward to the show’s continued success. – Gale Anne Hurd
Statements, via Deadline Hollywood.