'The Walking Dead' welcomes new showrunner for renewed season 9

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Although the ratings have dipped this season, The Walking Dead continues to be a powerhouse performer for network AMC, so it should come as no surprise that the show has been renewed for ninth season. The series is executive produced by Scott Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero. 'I know I speak for Angela, Scott and everyone at AMC when I say thanks most of all to the fans and the many talented people who have helped AMC play Dead'.

Kevin Zegers is also set to appear in the new season, but details on his role are being kept under wraps.

It looks like The Walking Dead isn't killing Carl off just to be dramatic, or to allow Chandler Riggs to attend college.

In addition it has appointed a new showrunner in Angela Kang, a former co-exec producer and writer who has been with the show for seven years.

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Kang becomes the fourth showrunner on The Walking Dead, after Frank Darabont, Glen Mazzara and Gimple. The next-closest competitor this season, "The Big Bang Theory", is almost a full point behind it at 2.9. "Fear the Walking Dead" is the #1 cable premiere of all-time and is now in production on its fourth season, to premiere early this year with a new creative team, several new cast members, and - for the first time - Lennie James (Morgan Jones) as a crossover character between the two series. Gimple has reportedly been promoted to oversee the whole franchise, which will give him the time to tell new stories on different platforms or create more spin-off shows.

The Walking Dead recently celebrated a big milestone with 100 episodes.

"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 awesome comic has been a fangirl dream come true for me". She has written for every season, apart from season 1, including season 2's "Judge, Jury, Executioner", and season 7's "The Cell". He also recognized the importance of keeping audiences excited and to continue the connection they have with the characters. Carl's actual demise will arrive when the series returns for the second half of season 8 in February. Some fans even started a petition for TWD's showrunner to be fired for the decision. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on.