Greg Nicotero Co-Exec Producer On The Walking Dead

There has been much said about the troubles behind the scenes at The Walking Dead. In what could be great news for fans (or a desperate attempt to win them over after the unceremonious exit of Frank Darabont), AMC has bumped FX maestro Greg Nicotero into a Co-Executive Produre spot.

Along with the new title, Nicotero has also signed a first-look deal with AMC.

“Greg's talent extends well beyond the word of special fx makeup,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s SVP of original programming, production and digital content.  “He is also a truly talented director, and has an incredibly comprehensive understanding and appreciation for great storytelling. His knowledge and respect for the genre is unparalleled, and we are looking forward to expanding our relationship with him with an eye towards developing more great original series.”

Season two of The Walking Dead also finds Nicotero directing a mini The Walking Dead web series, as well as directing an episode of the show.

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