Glen Mazzara is Your New ‘The Walking Dead’ Showrunner | /Film
Think that he was being groomed from the get go and FD just had to get out.Last night a bombshell hit The Walking Dead: Frank Darabont, who launched the show along with The Walking Dead comic writer Robert Kirkman and producer Gale Anne Hurd, stepped down as showrunner as the series is in the middle of shooting its second season. We were told that there would be no significant interruption in production. To achieve that, a new showrunner has already been named: Glen Mazzara, who wrote for the first season and was hired as Frank Darabont’s right-hand man for season 2.
Deadline breaks the news, quoting an interview with Mr. Darabont from about a month back in which he spoke about Glen Mazzara’s hire: We hired Glen Mazzara as our Number Two in the room… We consider him our head writer and he’s just a fantastic asset.” Mr. Mazzara wrote the first season episode ‘Wildfire,’ and was a writer/producer on The Shield, Crash, Hawthorne and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.
This weeks episode of Breaking Bad was a mixed bag. The loss of humanity in Walt has been very hard to deal with. The show worked before because he was a good man forced to do bad things. Now you have to question that. His wife is a shrew. Really unlikeable. Calling into question why he would have done anything at all for her. Hank and his wife, that is actually more interesting. Kind of cliche, but still well done. The biggest revelation though is Mike the fixer. Having seen how disposable he is I think he is beginning to question a life of violence and questionable morals he just seemed to accept as necessary. Sadly I think his story is going to end with him making a Vader like choice. He's like the anti-Walt and easily the most sympathetic character on the show. Not bad 2 episodes in and this show always gathers momentum the closer it gets to the finale.
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I was thinking the same thing about Jesse. They can only bring a guy to the edge so many times before he almost has to go over. With Hank getting involved and the revelations in the preview for next week that has Walt saying 'they found fingerprints' it seems inevitable that there is going to be a considerable body count at the end of this season. And we all know that Vince Gilligan will have no trouble doing an Eddard Stark and taking out an important character. Good stuff.