"I think having Scott Gimple come up and become an executive producer and showrunner is gonna provide a very tremendous voice for the show. I think it's gonna give us a clear path moving forward. He's been an integral part of the writers room since the beginning of Season 2. I think we've got some really exciting times ahead of us under his leadership."
"When that slot opened up, he was obviously the clear choice. You know he also wrote the episode where Sophia comes out of the barn ["Pretty Much Dead Already"]. A lot of the key moments that fans love that are constantly talked about are things he was a very big part of in the room and in some cases ended up writing directly into the episodes. He's been a really strong asset to us and was the clear choice."
Kirkman continues, "Scott has a really amazing vision for where the show goes. He has it sort of fully mapped out. He's collaborative; he's an amazing writer and amazing producer. We really couldn't be luckier to have him as our new showrunner."
"As for season 4, The group is still at the prison -- albeit with new roommates, refugees from Woodbury -- the Governor is still a nefarious threat out in the world and Michonne will still be kicking zombie butt with her sword, but Kirkman said he "can't stress how different things are going to be."