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Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 1:35PM EDT
The Walking Dead's new boss previews time-jumping Season 9
“There’s a fun Western vibe that has emerged,” says new showrunner Angela Kang in an interview with EW. “We are going into a period where a lot of the things that we’ve seen in previous seasons have broken down, so they’ve got these horses and carriages that are being drawn around instead of cars. Things are lit with oil lamps. People are using different kinds of weaponry. There’s a real grittiness to it that I think will be fun and fresh for the viewers.” In a separate interview with The Wrap, Kang adds that "there will be some intriguing new people that our people run across." Kang also hinted at "interesting stuff" involving Norman Reedus' Daryl Dixon. “There’s various reasons why, related to that character, that we haven’t really told a story, like a love story, for him,” she says. “He’s this abused character who doesn’t trust easily.”
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 6:51AM EDT
The Walking Dead's new showrunner confirms Season 9 time jump
"We're playing with time in the season so we get to jump forward in the story," says new showrunner Angela Kang, speaking at the "Kick-Ass Women of AMC" panel on Wednesday. She confirmed the AMC drama will follow Robert Kirkman's comic book series, which had a two-year time jump. Kang added: "We're working on a season that has a really fresh look and feel. We come in on some pretty fun stuff. I'm really focusing a lot on the core character relationships in the show that have kind of been long-lasting, as well as all of our wonderful series regulars."
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
All about the new Walking Dead boss Angela Kang
Kang, whose first TV job was as an intern on Grey's Anatomy, is now the fourth showrunner on the AMC series, which she has been working on since Season 2. Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman says Kang, who has written more than 20 episodes, "brings youthful vitality and energy. She has a great voice. We've definitely seen it shine through over various episodes over the seasons." Her predecessor Scott M. Gimple adds: "The newness of the narrative is driven by her vision. She's putting different things forward that we haven't seen before. But she's also been working on the show since season two. She knows it inside and out."
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
The Walking Dead Season 8 finale may be a turning point for the series that has long felt lost
Creator Robert Kirkman called last night's episode a "huge turning point" for Rick Grimes. But it felt like an important turning point for the series, says Laura Bradley. "With new showrunner Angela Kang stepping in for Season 9, the potential for change seems even more pronounced," she says. "After all, Fear the Walking Dead is already changing for the better with its own new show-runners in place. And while it seems too early to call this a surefire sign that The Walking Dead is deliberately changing its course, it’s certainly a step in the right direction."
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Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 2:57PM EST
AMC renews The Walking Dead for Season 9 with a new showrunner, while promoting Scott M. Gimple
Gimple will oversee the entire Walking Dead franchise as chief content officer, while writer/co-exec producer Angela Kang will step up to become the executive producer and showrunner. Kang has been with the AMC seires since 2011, writing 20 episodes, including the accalimed “Coda” and “Still” episodes. Season 9 is scheduled to premiere in fall 2018.