Airing tomorrow. Sunday, March 31 is the season finale of “The Walking Dead”, episode 316 “Welcome to the Tombs.” I figured this would be as good of an occasion as any to post my interview with star Dallas Roberts who plays Milton Mamet on the show. We talked about the longterm effects of being on “The Walking Dead” and how the cast reacted to switching showrunners from Glen Mazzara to Scott Gimple for the upcoming fourth season.
“In the ongoing third season, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his fellow survivors continue to seek refuge in a desolate and post-apocalyptic world and soon discover that there are greater forces to fear than just the walking dead. The struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 3 also introduced new characters, including the Governor (David Morrissey) and fan-favorite Michonne (Danai Gurira), along with her zombie pets.”
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As we mentioned earlier, AMC announced today that the cast and crew of “The Walking Dead“ return to Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, May 6th to begin production on season four. Season 3 is currently about to wrap up, but it’s also considered the strongest run in the series to date. And it’s certainly the highest rated, which is why it’s a bit of a mystery that showrunner Glen Mazzara is leaving and handing the reigns over to Scott M. Gimple.
While Gimple has been a writer on the show for years, it’s still a shocking move that caught many off guard. Luckily Scenestr caught up with Mazzara and got quite a few quotes that shed some light on the situation and what it means for the (already written) 4th season of “The Walking Dead.”
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AMC’s “The Walking Dead“ returns in February to finish up its third season and will kick things off with 03.09 “The Suicide King”. The third promo video for the episode has just surfaced and it looks pretty intense!
In this season’s back-half, “With his group in tatters, his sanity in question, and his own son questioning his every move, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) must somehow pull everyone together to face their greatest challenge — the Governor (David Morrissey). In order to survive, he must risk everything, including the group’s very humanity.”
You’ll also recall that just a month or two back showrunner Glen Mazzara left the program. This news was somewhat disconcerting seeing as he seemed to be one of the folks instrumental in revitalizing the show. Now Variety is reporting that series writer Scott Gimple is in talks to take over. Gimple wrote such episodes as “Hounded” and “18 Miles Out”. He also has a credit on Ghost Rider 2: Spirit Of Vengeance, but who knows how much of that he’s actually responsible for.
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It’s no secret that AMC has fired two showrunners in less than 18 months from “The Walking Dead,” they’re biggest hit that also one of the most successful franchises on television. The December 21 departure of Glen Mazzara sent shock waves through the undead fan base already frustrated with the loss of co-creator Frank Darabont in July 2011.
The Hollywood Reporter is attempting to get to the bottom of the “mutual” split based on creative differences, as it was originally cited, and is reporting that Mazzara was straight-up fired.
Says the site: “One source says Mazzara’s shortcomings in running the series during the most recent third season became “abundantly clear … especially for the second half of the season.” This source says production was shut down “several times” because of a lack of material.”
Mazzara declined comment but will participate in a January 11 AFI awards luncheon that will honor “Walking Dead” as one of 2012′s top shows. Maybe he’ll go on record by this weekend?
The midseason finale Dec. 2 lured 10.5 million total viewers and 6.9 million in the key adults 18-to-49 demo, crushing nearly all broadcast network shows.