AMC made it official today, announcing Scott Gimple as the new showrunner of The Walking Dead. Scott’s been with the show since season 2, both as a producer and a writer and he’s written some really strong episodes, including this (upcoming) Sunday’s episode, “Clear.”

In other production news, both Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse have been promoted to much-deserved Executive Producer status. Greg’s work is fairly evident on screen but Tom is equally valuable behind-the-scenes, keeping day-to-day operations running smoothly on set, no small feat for a show this massive.

Huge congratulations to all three guys, between the writing team and EPs, I think the show’s in really good hands for season 4.