Mazzara Addresses His “Walking Dead” Departure

A couple of weeks ago, we brought you news that producer Glen Mazzara parting ways with The Walking Dead after this season.  At the time, Mazzara issued some kind words of departure in a press release, but it still left many of us wondering what happened and why he decided to leave.

Mazzara has opened up a bit on why he left to Deadline, after just a season and a half on the series.

“When people involved with the show are looking at the long-term plan, you know, they want something different,” he says. “And what those differences are, you’d have to ask AMC. I was a hired gun coming in to support the creator of the show and, through odd circumstances, I ended up becoming the showrunner. I was just glad that I was able to contribute and not mess up the show, I see that as a win … When you are the creator you can say this is what the show is. I didn’t create the show, I didn’t create the comic book so I was just glad I was able to contribute.”

So, what do you think?

The Walking Dead returns February 10.

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