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Angela Kang and Scott M. Gimple honored for Walking Dead Universe

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Scott Gimple and Angela Kang attend the after party for the season 10 Special Screening of AMC's "The Walking Dead" on September 23, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Scott Gimple and Angela Kang attend the after party for the season 10 Special Screening of AMC's "The Walking Dead" on September 23, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) /
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The Walking Dead franchise is fortunate to have a huge variety of talented individuals involved in all areas of development. Two individuals who are heavily involved are Angela Kang and Scott M. Gimple. This week they are honored on two different lists for their accomplishments.

First is The Hollywood Reporter’s annual rundown of the most powerful writers and producers in  their Hollywood’s 50 Most Powerful TV Showrunners of 2021

This pair has worked together for over a decade on all three of the series in the franchise, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead World Beyond.  With the flagship series ending in 2022, Kang will head up the Carol and Daryl spin-off series, which has yet to be named. Gimple will continue with the big picture aspects of the franchise.

When asked by THR who their current showrunner crushes are, Kang replied, Misha Green, someone who beat her out of her first staff job she applied for on Heros. Gimple replied that he is astounded by Sterlin Harjo of Reservation Dogs.

The Walking Dead’s Angela Kang and Scott M. Gimple

Next, the pair was featured in Variety’s 2021 TV Producers Impact Report. Last year’s report focused on productions that were successful and innovative during COVID-19 post-shutdown.

This year the list celebrates live-action, scripted TV producers with series that made the most significant impact in the past year.

Gimple was featured for TWD and TWD World Beyond. He was asked to share his biggest lesson. He stated that there has always been an aspect of emergency creativity with movies and TV, but the past year has been the year of emergency creativity. Things change on the fly, day-to-day, sometimes scene to scene.

Kang was featured for TWD and was asked what she misses most. She longs for in-person collaborations—the way you used to be able to poke your head into someone’s office and pitch ideas. A quick walk to get coffee or lunch could improve writing and editing.

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Congrats to both Angela Kang and Scott M. Gimple for their recognition of all of their hard work. Their efforts do not go unnoticed by the fandom.