Jan. 13 – AMC says it has ordered a ninth season of its zombie-apocalypse drama The Strolling Useless to premiere in late 2018.
Present showrunner Scott M. Gimple is being elevated because the franchise’s chief content material officer and can oversee the Useless tv universe, together with The Strolling Useless, Worry the Strolling Useless and potential spinoffs.
Angela Kang, who has been a author on TWD since 2011 and co-executive producer since 2013, is being promoted to govt producer and showrunner of the flagship collection, beginning with Season 9.
“That is an enormously vital day for your complete The Strolling Useless tv universe. We’re proud to acknowledge Angela’s vital contribution to the collection and to set a transparent path ahead for a ninth season beneath her route. Additional, with gratitude and admiration, we additionally acknowledge Scott’s broad influence on, and management of, the content material that fuels our TWD universe. Collectively, we’ll dream larger and extra broadly than ever earlier than,” Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, mentioned in an announcement Saturday. “I do know I converse for Angela, Scott and everybody at AMC after I say thanks most of all to the followers and the various proficient individuals who have helped AMC play Useless.”
“The Strolling Useless is a particular present which began in a completely totally different period of TV, and continues, on this new period, to confidently take possibilities to inform compelling tales that excite audiences and make them deeply join with its characters, adapting Robert Kirkman’s good comedian e-book,” Gimple added. “Because the present closes in on its 10th yr, I am honored to maintain working with the proficient, devoted folks behind and in entrance of the digital camera to make all of it it may be, whereas increasing the world of The Strolling Useless with new narratives like Worry the Strolling Useless and an entire host of actually cool tales forward. Angela is an enormous a part of the guts and soul of The Strolling Useless, and I am thrilled to assist facilitate her imaginative and prescient of the present’s subsequent period.”
“I’m past thrilled to be moving into this new position with The Strolling Useless. Engaged on this collection and having the chance to adapt Robert Kirkman’s superb comedian has been a fan-girl dream come true for me,” remarked Kang. “I am excited to proceed working with Scott and the splendidly supportive people at AMC, and may’t wait to share the following chapter of the story with our followers subsequent fall.”