Glen Mazzara To Succeed Frank Darabont As ‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner

By | Wednesday July 27, 2011 @ 12:49pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The Walking Dead executive producer Glen Mazzara is taking the reins of AMC’s  The Walking Dead following the exit of creator/executive producer/showrunner Frank Darabont. Deadline broke the news last night that Darabont is stepping down as showrunner of … Read More »

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Glen Mazzara Joins ‘Walking Dead’ As EP, Show Will Have Writing Staff After All

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Glen Mazzara has closed a deal to join AMC’s breakout hit The Walking Dead as a writing executive producer and No.2 to creator/ executive producer/ director Frank Darabont for the show’s upcoming second season. He is in the process of putting together a staff of about 5 writers.

The move comes 3 months after the writing staff for The Walking Dead’s first season was disbanded, including then-No. 2 to Darabont, writing executive producer Charles “Chic” Eglee (most of the writers were let go, Eglee joined another project, FX’s Powers). At the time, Durabont was exploring the idea of forgoing a writing staff altogether in favor of using freelancers. In the end, the show is reverting to the traditional writing staff model with a staff comparable or a little bigger in size to Season 1 whose order was for 6 episodes vs. 13 for Season 2. One of the 6 episodes of Walking Dead‘s first season was written on freelance basis by Mazzara. Read More »

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