AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a ninth season

Joann Johnston
January 14, 2018

Gimple has been promoted from showrunner to the new position of Chief Content Officer, from which he will oversee all of the network's Walking Dead-related properties. And as for Kang, who began as a writer on the show in 2011 and quickly ascended the producing ranks, fans are surely counting on her to bring new life to the dead. If they did drown, will Fear the Walking Dead go back to show their deaths onscreen?

Season 8 of The Walking Dead continues on February 25, picking up where the series left off in 2017 with a major character's death looming - one that The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has since. Only time will tell how these changes play out, and just how many more "brand extensions" come to fruition. Further, with gratitude and admiration, we also recognize Scott's broad impact on, and leadership of, the content that fuels our TWD universe. The network stopped short of announcing a firm premiere date for the new season, but did say that season nine will premiere in late 2018. "Together, we will dream bigger and more broadly than ever before", AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement.

AMC has renewed its zombie horror show The Walking Dead for a ninth season, which will premiere later this year. Gimple will be the person in charge of the direction of both shows as well as any future "Walking Dead" projects that might sprint up in the future. But among adults aged 18-49, "How It's Gotta Be" was down four percent from season 2's "Pretty Much Dead Already". He was promoted to executive producer and showrunner going into the show's fourth season, taking over from Mazzara.

Kang is "beyond thrilled" to take on this new role, "Working on this series and having the opportunity to adapt Robert Kirkman's wonderful comic has been a fangirl dream come true for me", said Kang.

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"I am beyond thrilled to be stepping into this new role with The Walking Dead", she said.

Gimple is hardly being fired by The Walking Dead- quite the opposite.

In addition to Norton and Rylance, the series stars David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum, Good Night, and Good Luck), Faye Marsay (Love Nina, Game of Thrones), Aleksey Serebryakov (The Method, Leviathan) and Maria Shukshina (Yolki 3, Terrorist Ivanona), McMafia is co-produced by the BBC, AMC and Cuba Pictures, in association with Twickenham Studios, and distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.

"Working on this series and having the opportunity to adapt Robert Kirkman's incredible comic has been a fangirl dream come true for me", she said.

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