Published On: Thu, Mar 14th, 2013

‘Walking Dead’ producer, director Glen Mazzara inks deal with Fox TV

Only months after the Walking Dead exit, creator Glen Mazzara has inked a deal with Fox TV Studios to launch his production company’s new series.

Glen Mazzara on the set of AMC's 'The Walking Dead'

Glen Mazzara on the set of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’

Deadline reports in a March 14 article that Mazzara’s company, 44 Strong Pods, will be partnered with the Fox units to air their projects. It reunites the writer-producer with FtvS, the studio behind FX’s The Shield, where Mazzara spent six seasons.

The Shield was the show that really put FtvS on the map, and Glen was a huge part of that show’s success,” FtvS president David Madden said. “Years later, Glen has become a lauded and expert showrunner, and after his extraordinary stint on The Walking Dead, we are proud to bring Glen back home.” Added Mazzara, “I’ve had a long history with Fox Television Studios… This is where I want to be, and I couldn’t ask for a better partner as I take the next step in my career.”

Mazzara joined The Walking Dead back in Season 1 as a freelance writer, rising quickly up the ranks to become series developer/showrunner Frank Darabont’s No. 2.

When Darabont was departed, Mazzara was elevated to showrunner for the second and third seasons, which have been smashing ratings ratings.

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