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EW Reports Season 9 Renewal; ComicBook Sheds Light on Carl’s Bite

This week, Entertainment Weekly reports on The Walking Dead‘s Season 9 renewal and new showrunner, while sheds light on Carl’s bite. Plus, Norman Reedus tells EW he wants to stay on the show until the very end. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly reports that The Walking Dead has been renewed for a Season 9 and that Angela Kang is the new showrunner, with Scott Gimple becoming Chief Content Officer of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and “future brand extensions.”

• According to, Skybound has this to say about Carl’s bite: “To settle this once and for all – no, this is not a bite from a Whisperer, a dog, or anything other than a walker. Carl will suffer the same fate as everyone else who has been bitten by a walker in this show.”

• “I could do this until it ended. There’s part of me that really wants to bookend the show. I started the show and I want to end the show,” Norman Reedus tells Entertainment Weekly.

• David Madden, the newly-appointed president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, characterizes The Walking Dead as a “prestige popcorn” show that relies upon “deep relationships and big emotional themes,” Variety says.

• “Negan had a very special relationship with Carl. I think he’s going to be really sad when he finds out,” says Chandler Riggs, reports

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