Tonight is the night. The Walking Dead is poised to end its third season very soon and things promise to change forever. While we do not know which characters will make it out of the upcoming battle between Rick's ragtag crew and The Governor's band of psychopaths, what we do know is that Glen Mazzara's reign as showrunner is ending with this episode, which he also wrote.
Mazzara, who joined the series in its first season, took over the showrunner duties from Frank Darabont after his messy departure in the second season. His work saw the show's popularity continue to rise, as it has become the top rated series on cable and broadcast in the 18-49 demographic. More than 11 million total viewers watch each episode of the series. Not a bad resume bullet point, eh?
To say he will be missed by the cast and crew is an understatement.
"He's done a fantastic job and the testament is on the screen. It's been brilliant working with him. He's the man who cast me and brought me into the show, I have great love and affection for him," David Morrissey, who plays the Governor.
"I love Glen and I know he's an amazing showrunner and will continue to be one in the future on many different realms and ways. I wish him all the best," said Danai Gurira (Michonne).
"I've said everything I needed to say to him in private. It's too difficult a question for me to answer," said series star Andrew Lincoln (Rick).
Mazzara's next gig will be with Fox TV Studios, where he will more than likely be working on cable projects.
The Walking Dead's season three finale airs tonight at 9 p.m. on AMC.