Glen Mazzara—aka the guy who recently stepped into the humongous shoes of former Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont—is keenly aware that fans of the awesomely cool AMC zombie series are afraid he'll screw it up. So he's making us a promise that he won't.
Speaking to TV Guide online, Mazzara said:
"There's been all this concern that I'm going to f--- up this show, and really, we're just trying to get it done."
Before Darabont left the series days after Comic-Con wrapped this summer—and amidst a flurry of controversies—the former showrunner had already mapped out the entire second season, with about eight episodes already written, making the job much easier for Mazzara, who adds:
"We all did a lot of work on plotting this season under Frank, and part of the reason we've had such a smooth transition is that it's a fully articulated world.
"This [season] is consistent with the material that we did last year. I think, like any second season, you work out the bugs. You try to improve. What you're seeing is the usual growth of any TV show, creatively. There's no plan to deviate from what we worked out, there's no different vision of the show."
Head on over to TV Guide Online to read a bit more about the transition of showrunners, and about what's coming up for season two.
The Walking Dead is coming back with a 90-minute second-season premiere on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 9/8c on AMC. Are you as excited as we are? Did you mark your calendars yet?