There’s a change during a tip of AMC’s Fear a Walking Dead.
Showrunner Dave Erickson, who grown a play alongside Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, will exit a zombie play following a third season. Instead, AMC announced Friday that he will spin to growth for a wire network as partial a multiple-year deal. While he will no longer have day-to-day slip of a prequel series, he will sojourn credited as an executive producer.
Under a altogether deal, Erickson will rise new projects for AMC Studios and other networks in a AMC Networks portfolio, including Sundance TV. A deputy for Erickson on Fear has not been dynamic as a array awaits word on a fourth season.
“We’re over beholden for Dave’s extraordinary work on a initial 3 seasons of Fear a Walking Dead,” pronounced AMC and Sundance TV boss of strange programming Joel Stillerman. “With Dave as showrunner, a array over a artistic guarantee to enhance a Walking Dead star in a approach that was totally singular from a strange array and has left on to turn a No. 2 play array in ad-supported cable, behind usually The Walking Dead. We are also impossibly vehement that Dave has selected to stay in a AMC family to pursue his subsequent passion project. We demeanour brazen to many some-more successful collaborations.”
Erickson is an attention maestro whose credits embody FX’s Sons of Anarchy, as good as AMC’s Low Winter Sun and Netflix’s Marco Polo. The decorous showrunner penned a book for Fear a Walking Dead alongside Kirkman and was deeply concerned in a demeanour and casting of a show. Despite clever ratings, a family play set opposite a zombie conflict was never a vicious dermatitis and fast fell out of a zeitgeist following a debut. Season 3 is now in prolongation as a play awaits a premiere date for a 16-episode order.
“I have truly enjoyed operative with a writers and directors, expel and organisation on Fear and am so unapproachable of what we have achieved over a initial dual seasons,” pronounced Erickson. “I demeanour brazen to completing work on deteriorate three, pity it with a fans and building new projects with my partners during AMC.”
The Walking Dead authorization is no foreigner to showrunner changes. The flagship array was grown by Frank Darabont, who exited forward of deteriorate two. Glen Mazzara took over and was subsequently transposed by stream showrunner Scott M. Gimple, with a latter carrying had a longest run during a helm of TV’s No. 1 play among adults 18-49.