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  • Holy shit...

    Too little, too late IMO.  Wonder what Chandler Riggs thinks?
  • This is a very misleading article title. He's not 'out' or 'removed'. He's "being bumped up to a newly created Chief Content Officer of all things ‘Walking Dead’." Looks to me like he's still in control, and in control of more things including FTWD. I doubt it'll change anything.
    Jovial_FalconGredalBeeSonja121187
  • Alkaid13Alkaid13 Georgia
    edited January 13
    Yeah it seems like Gimple is in fact being rewarded for his shitty yes man behavior. Besides as long as AMC execs are still in charge nothing will change. 
  • lengmolengmo RTP, NC
    Maybe there will be more breathing room for writers/directors to do what good they can with the little money they are given if more of Gimple's time is taken up with "vision" and "synergy".  I'm not holding my breath, though.  With iZombie season 3 a disappointment and Z Nation season 4 weak, The Good Place has been the best Dead People Walking Around show on TV.
  • lengmo said:
    Maybe there will be more breathing room for writers/directors to do what good they can with the little money they are given if more of Gimple's time is taken up with "vision" and "synergy".  I'm not holding my breath, though.  With iZombie season 3 a disappointment and Z Nation season 4 weak, The Good Place has been the best Dead People Walking Around show on TV.
    Season 4 was fun and good as was season 3 but both seasons failed to have plot for some reason 
  • Yeah, this seems like a promotion.  I wouldn't reward Gimple for letting TV's biggest audience slip away but I guess I'm not an AMC exec.
    Jovial_Falcongguenotdarthcaedus1138hisdudeness915MichelleTravis
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    I’ve seen this before. Sometimes you “promote” someone to get them the fuck out of the way.  I’d hope that is the case here, but I’m reminded how much I don’t care anymore.  Looks like poor Angela is going to be left holding the bag. 
    Travisamhatch
  • This reminds me of when you have a losing GM in sports. You have to get them out of the day to day running of things, but they've been with the organization for a while, and have a good relationship with the owner so they get promoted to a cushy front-end job. But the problem is systemic, cause they keep promoting from within and things never get better.
  • I'm totally hoping that this is a promote out of the way situation. I've seen it happen in lots of companies. The real tell will be how long Gimple hangs around in the new post.

    Not sure if it's too late to right the ship... 
  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    I'd love to see her real from the ground up. Recast, time jump, go for strict adherence to the comics. I'd even accept a recon of Carl's death. I'm willing to swallow a lot of bullshit to put the show on the right path.

    Did he get booted from Fear too? 
    JJ78Spookycat4lengmoMichelle
  • edited January 14
    @A_Ron_Hubbard He was never going to be the showrunner of Fear - he's joining as an executive producer only, which in retrospect was the first step towards this "Chief Content Officer" business. The actual new showrunners of Fear are Andrew Chambliss and Ian B. Goldberg, who until now were best known for working together on Once Upon a Time.
  • Gimple being promoted to Chief Content Officer is hilarious. AMC is beyond tone deaf. What’s next...

    - The Cleveland Browns prompting Hue Jackson to General Manager after going 0-16 this year?

    - Harvey Weinstein winning Peoples Sexiest Man Of The Year

    - Grown Ups 3 being green lighted

    - Kevin Spacey hosting the Oscars


  • Unless "Angela Kang" is a Caesar Cypher for "Guy Ferrari", hard nope on all this noise.
    lengmobrewsevelt
  • I'd love to see her real from the ground up. Recast, time jump, go for strict adherence to the comics. I'd even accept a recon of Carl's death. I'm willing to swallow a lot of bullshit to put the show on the right path.

    Did he get booted from Fear too? 
    Lord knows, she can't do much worse. Maybe, she'll stop all the gimmicks, they suck at (fake deaths, time jumps, and cliffhangers to name a few) and just tell a compelling story.
    Michelle
  • So I take it as she'll start her new role at season 9 - therefore the next 8 episodes will still 
    be the Gimple era ?


  • MurderbearMurderbear Cold Spring, Ky
    I believe so. This next half season is already done so it will still be 100% full of Gimply Goodness.
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