Ever since we learned Tuesday that Frank Darabont, the creator and executive producer of AMC's The Walking Dead, might not be back as the series' showrunner, we started to worry. Could the show continue to be a success without Darabont's zombie brains?
Well, now that Glen Mazzara has taken over for Darabont, AMC wants us to know it has everything under control.
Here's the official statement the network just released on the matter:
The Walking Dead's Glen Mazzara, writer and executive producer, is expanding his responsibilities to assume the role of showrunner. AMC is grateful to executive producer, writer and pilot director Frank Darabont whose contributions to the success of The Walking Dead are innumerable. We continue to discuss his ongoing role with the series.
Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead graphic novels, executive producer and writer on the series, will remain in this role and will continue to steward the brand. Gale Anne Hurd will remain in her role as Executive Producer. The production continues on schedule for an October 16th premiere.
So ... does that make you feel any better?