Glen Mazzara has signed an overall deal with Fox Television Studios, TVGuide.com has learned.
Under the deal, the former Walking Dead showrunner and The Shield executive producer will develop a variety of cable television projects for the studio under his new banner, 44 Strong Productions.
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead kicks off the second half of its third season Sunday (10/9c, AMC), which marks the beginning of the end for former showrunner Glen Mazzara.
In late December, AMC announced that its megahit series — which drew a whopping 10.5 million viewers for its midseason finale — was renewed for a fourth season, but it would go on without Mazzara, who will be replaced by Dead writer Scott Gimple. This wasn't the first time that this has happened, either. Mazzara had actually replaced original showrunner Frank Darabont.
Walking Dead names new showrunner for Season 4
Despite his exit, Mazzara is still promoting the show because of his work on the latter half of Season 3. Below, Mazzara discusses his exit, any regrets he may have and then teases the impending war between the prison and Woodbury. Lest we forget, Daryl (Norman Reedus) is in the clutches of the deranged Governor (David Morrissey), who just lost his eye, and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) is going crazy, literally:
Abandoned cars, tattered clothes, busted baby dolls and plastic dinosaurs litter a graffiti-covered bridge spanning Senoia, Georgia's Yellow Jacket Creek on this sweltering August day. In the middle of the road leading to it, a horde of menacing walkers closes in on a helpless family trapped inside a broken-down hatchback, and The Walking Dead coexecutive producer and special-effects whiz Greg Nicotero is calling for more gore.
"I'm gonna need two more bodies and blood!" he yells to a production assistant as he dips his hand in a bucket and stirs the crimson concoction that will sub for brain matter. As makeup artists load the goop into a zombie "crush head," Nicotero positions himself under...
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead executive producer Scott Gimple will succeed Glen Mazzara as the zombie drama's showrunner, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Mazzara, who replaced original showrunner Frank Darabont midway through Season 2, announced his departure last month when...
Kurt Sutter, Andrew Lincoln
Hours after news broke that The Walking Dead would be returning for a fourth season without showrunner Glen Mazzara, fellow showrunners Kurt Sutter and Shawn Ryan blasted AMC for the shocking move.
"AMC is run by small-minded, bottom-line thinkers who have no...
Andrew Lincoln, Glen Mazzara (inset)
AMC has picked up The Walking Dead for a fourth season, but the series will continue without showrunner Glen Mazzara, who has been at the helm since Season 2, the network said in a statement Friday.
"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," AMC and Mazzara said in a joint statement. "This decision is amicable and Glen will remain on for post-production on season 3B as showrunner and executive producer."
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The ambitious L.A. noir drama developed by The Walking Dead's Frank Darabont has landed a series order at TNT. The cable network has ordered six episodes of the untitled show, which stars Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal as Joe Teague, an ex-Marine turned LAPD cop during the city's rough-and-tumble 1940s.
Neal McDonough has landed a guest-starring role on CSI: NY, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The 46-year-old actor, who most-recently recurred on Justified, will play...
The Walking Dead's Jeffrey DeMunn lives!
DeMunn will guest-star on NBC's upcoming drama Chicago Fire, Entertainment Weekly reports.
From Law & Order's Dick Wolf, Chicago Fire tells the story of the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department. DeMunn will portray...