After declaring a "Ricktatorship" in the Season 2 finale, the third season of The Walking Dead has seen the group's fearless leader descend into madness, threatening their wellbeing and ability to survive while The Governor (David Morrisey) and his cronies in Woodbury prepare to knock at their gates for an all-out war. Will Rick (Andrew Lincoln) be able to gather his wits about him and lead the group safely through the impending battle? Or will his questionable sanity ultimately be their downfall?
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.
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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:
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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