Soft ratings on The Walking Dead Season 8 have raised questions of the series longevity, and we at last have an answer. The flagship AMC drama will return for a ninth season with (most of) its cast intact, though Angela Yang will take over for Scott Gimple as showrunner.
Curious changes are afoot at The Walking Dead, especially as the show’s eighth season has seen some notably tempered ratings. Sunday’s midseason finale also averaged some of the show’s worst numbers since Season 2, and – given the hour’s big twist and some contractual holdups – we had to ask: Is The Walking Dead’s future in question?
The Walking Dead has seen its share of bitter exits, but rarely do the parents get involved. Such appears to be the case with Sunday’s game-changing character death, as the actor’s father tore into the network on social media, claiming “I never trusted Gimple or AMC.”