As season 3 rolls on, News has broke from AMC that it’s golden egg, The Walking Dead will be returning to Atlanta in May to begin filming season 4. Of course by filming in May, the series will be making its triumphant return in October.The network also officially confirmed the news that TWD writer Scott Gimple will in fact be taking over as showrunner, replacing fomer Glenn Mazzara. Mazzara took point of The Walking Dead in Season 2 and has turned it into the biggest show on television. Gimple taking over will be some fresh fish to the fry; however, Gimple has been writing for the season along with creator Robert Kirkman. Kirkman comments on the move, praising Gimple:
“Scott has been an essential part of this show since he came aboard at the very beginning of Season 2.” He continues;
“He’s contributed to guiding this show in a substantial way that has resulted in a lot of the key scenes and storylines fans have dubbed signature moments of The Walking Dead. I am thrilled to begin work on a brand new season of The Walking Dead with Scott at the helm, and I truly believe we could be embarking on what will be the best season of this show yet.”
Scott Gimple also made a statement on his new position and with joy stated:
“I’m thrilled to continue the tradition of the spectacular, cinematic, horrifying, exciting and emotional storytelling of The Walking Dead… I’m a huge fan of the comics, and started with the show on the other side of the set, as an avid viewer. Over the past two years, it’s been an incredible privilege making such great television with the best cast and crew I’ve ever worked with –- I can’t wait to make some more.”
The Walking Dead: Season 4 is scheduled to premiere in October with 16 episodes.