The Walking Dead Shocker – Glen Mazzara and The Walking Dead Part Ways

The Walking Dead - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC
The Walking Dead - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

 

The Walking Dead - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC
The Walking Dead – Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

THUNDER BAY – It is a Walking Dead shocker. For the fourth season of The Walking Dead, AMC has announced that Glen Mazzara and The Walking Dead have “mutually decided to part ways”. The Walking Dead is a very popular television program broadcast on the AMC network. The program is available on both Shaw and Tbaytel in Thunder Bay on the AMC Network.

“The Walking Dead” is the first cable series in television history to reign as the biggest show of the fall season among Adult 18-49 rating, beating all broadcast and cable entertainment series

In a statement issued by AMC, “Glen guided the series creatively for seasons 2 and 3. AMC is grateful for his hard work. We are both proud of our shared success. Both parties acknowledge that there is a difference of opinion about where the show should go moving forward, and conclude that it is best to part ways. This decision is amicable and Glen will remain on for post-production on the remainder of the third season, which starts in February as showrunner and executive producer.”

Robert Kirkman shares, “I am in full support of both AMC and Glen Mazzara in the decision they have come to and believe the parties came to this decision in the best interest of the future of the show. I thank Glen for his hard work and appreciate his many contributions to The Walking Dead and look forward to working with him as we complete post production on Season 3. I am also excited to begin work on another spectacular season of this show that I know means so much to so many people. This show has always been the result of a wide range of extremely talented men and women working tirelessly to produce their best work collectively. I believe the future is bright for The Walking Dead.  Thank you to the fans for your continued support.”

The Walking Dead – Program Notes:

Hailed by EW “the greatest thriller ever produced for television,” “The Walking Dead” currently has over 12 and a half million likes on Facebook. “The Walking Dead” is cable’s most mentioned show according to Trendrr.tv, out ranking WWE’s Monday Night Raw on USA and ESPN’s Monday Night Football each week. The series ranks 1st each week vs. all cable. Last week, “The Walking Dead” ranked #1 on television’s Top Social TV Charts. “Talking Dead” ranked #11.

“The Walking Dead” also reins #1 for the week for Cable’s Top 20 weekly ranking by General Sentiment. For the past two years, “The Walking Dead” has received the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup (2011/2012). Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow the zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.