AMC has announced that the #1 show on television for the last six seasons, its zombie drama “The Walking Dead,” has been renewed for a ninth season to premiere later this year.
Additionally, current showrunner Scott M. Gimple is being promoted to CCO overseeing the entire ‘Dead’ franchise including “Fear the Walking Dead” and other works. As a result of this move, co-executive producer Angela Kang is being promoted to executive producer and taking over as showrunner next season.
“The Walking Dead” returns with the back half of its eighth season next month. “Fear the Walking Dead is currently in production on its fourth season to premiere early this year with Lennie James’ Morgan Jones being the first crossover character between the two series.