'Walking Dead' Renewed for Season 9, New Showrunner Announced

Daryl Dixon

This is why so many fans were up in arms after the Season 8 midseason finale showed he was bitten by walkers, which in this show is a near-certain death sentence.

A week after the Fear the Walking Dead premiere, Into the Badlands returns for its third season on April 22 in the 10/9c slot on Sundays.

'The Walking Dead' will be back for season 9 but there's been a major shake up at the top of the long running series... 'I know I speak for Angela, Scott and everyone at AMC when I say thanks most of all to the fans and the many talented people who have helped AMC play Dead'. When season three left off, the fates of more than one character were left up in the air as Nick (Frank Dillane) blew up the dam to try to take out villain Proctor John (Ray McKinnon), and while Madison (Kim Dickens) managed to make it out of the flood and safely to shore, there was no sight of Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) and Strand (Colman Domingo).

"The Walking Dead" is the zombie that won't be put down.

Kang now becomes the fourth showrunner to take the reins on the flagship show, which had something of a revolving door for its first three seasons. The next-closest competitor this season, "The Big Bang Theory", is almost a full point behind it at 2.9.


The channel has also made some behind-the-scenes moves, elevating showrunner Scott Gimple to the newly created position of chief content officer for "The Walking Dead" universe. Kang has recently served as a writer on 21 episodes and producer on 54 episodes of the show.

The Walking Dead returns on February 25 in the U.S., and airs on Fox February 26 in the United Kingdom at 9pm. Angela is a big part of the heart and soul of "The Walking Dead, ' and I'm thrilled to help facilitate her vision of the show's next era". In Season 3, Carl had to put down his own mother after she died giving birth to his little sister Judith.

Fear The Walking Dead will also feature Lennie James as Morgan, who comes over from the main TWD series. Kirkman is still very much involved with "The Walking Dead" and will remain in his same role as executive producer but keeping Gimple in place was a crucial piece of the puzzle. Some fans even started a petition for TWD's showrunner to be fired for the decision. "I'm excited to continue working with Scott and the wonderfully supportive folks at AMC and can't wait to share the next chapter of the story with our fans next fall".

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