The Walking Dead finds its new showrunner in Herschel's barn

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Jan 25, 2016, 4:21 PM EST (Updated)

Back in December, it was announced that Glen Mazzara was leaving as showrunner of The Walking Dead. Following his departure, AMC would have to quickly find someone to take over the confirmed fourth season. Luckily, they may have already found the man for the job.

TVLine's reporting that supervising producer Scott Gimple is stepping into Mazzara's shoes. Apparently he's nearing a deal with the network that will solidify him as the new boss. Gimple joined The Walking Dead last season and has written five episodes.

He penned the second midseason finale, "Pretty Much Dead Already," which featured the climactic opening of Herschel's barn. Season two may have been unevenly paced, but that episode was a standout. Most recently he wrote "18 Miles Out," "Hounded" and "The Sorrowful Life," an upcoming episode slated to premiere in March.

Gimple's expected to take over at the start of season four. But before we get to that, we still have the rest of season three to cover.

The Walking Dead returns from winter hiatus Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.

(via TVLine)

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