The Walking Dead snares new showrunner

Zombie drama The Walking Dead has captured a new showrunner as the series heads into production for its fourth season.

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

Scott Gimple (Flashforward), who has been on the show’s writing staff since season two, will helm the new run, which is due to begin shooting in Atlanta in May.

US cable network AMC has also promoted co-executive producer Greg Nicotero and producer Tom Luse to the role of executive producers.

The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series created and written by Robert Kirkman, who will continue to executive produce with Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert on season four.

Source: AMC / Futon Critic