The Walking Dead season 8 finale, “How It’s Gotta Be,” aired on December 10, 2017, and after a couple of weeks, it has been announced that the show will be renewed for another season. The zombie drama has been struggling with ratings since season seven, and a lot of fans were worried that season nine would not happen.
Even though fans were worried about the ratings, The Walking Dead is still the top-rated show on television among adults 18-49. The Walking Dead is currently halfway through Season 8 and the season nine will premiere in late 2018. A few changes are being made as the writer and co-executive producer, Angela Kang, is being promoted to showrunner for the upcoming season. She has also been writing The Walking Dead since season two. Scott Gimple, the current showrunner, has a new role as the Chief Content Officer.
Charlie Collier, AMC president, commented on the new change saying, “We are proud to acknowledge Angela’s significant contribution to the series and to set a clear path forward for a ninth season under her direction.”
Collier then went on to say:
Further, with gratitude and admiration, we also recognize Scott’s broad impact on, and leadership of, the content that fuels our TWD universe. Together, we will dream bigger and more broadly than ever before. 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.’
Angela Kang also commented on her role stating that it has been a ‘fangirl dream come true’ for her. She is also thrilled with her new position and continuing working alongside Scott Gimple.
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