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AMC’s ‘Walking Dead’ Gets a New Showrunner Following Frank Darabont’s Sudden Departure

Jul 28, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A day after news broke that three-time Academy Award nominee Frank Darabont was stepping down as showrunner on AMC’s zombie show “The Walking Dead,” word has surfaced on who will step into the job.

Glen Mazzara, a veteran of "The Shield" who has been working on "The Walking Dead" since the end of 2010, has been promoted to take Darabont’s place, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.

As previously reported, Darabont is stepping down from the zombie show, which the Los Angeles Times says was news that "shocked many in Hollywood." Whether he will remain with the show in any capacity remains uncertain, but one possibility is that Darabont will stay on as a consultant.

AMC was scheduled to present today at the Television Critics Association press tour, which should give fans an opportunity to hear Mazzara’s plans for the show, the piece says.

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