A regular penner of “Life” is within talks to succeed Glen Mazzara on “The Walking Dead”. TV Line reports AMC has producer Scott M. Gimple close to signing on being the zombie apocalypse’s series showrunner.
On a show exceptionally unready for cancellation, the growing count of resignee showrunners is only one total less than Gimple’s upswing as the show’s third designate.
Gimple already includes writing credits on “The Walking Dead”. Producing alone is a creative difference the newly crowned has struck on besides teleplays on both “Fillmore” and action cop-drama “Chase”.
With the series original namesake title still going on publication, the commercial success matches a boon year in the comics market in time with television break throughs last year. The Walking Dead, an original concept written by now executive producer Robert Kirkman, made for the highest grossing comic book last year. The anniverse issue 100 hit an all-time high amongst comics history. The single issue exceeding 335, 000 oreder in July and 353, 000 over 2012.
The program's vanguard showrunner is currently bringing the '50s period gangsters and cops drama "L.A. Noir" to cable television.
Gimple could make his stamp on Kirkman’s tv adaptation come the revival via the fourth season.