Scott M. Gimple - Showrunner / Executive Producer / Writer
Scott M. Gimple joined AMC’s hit drama The Walking Dead in 2011 as a co-producer and writer. During the next two years he moved up to the role of supervising producer while also writing multiple fan favorite episodes including Episode #312, “Clear”; #315, “This Sorrowful Life”; and the Season 2 Mid-Season Finale, #207, “Pretty Much Dead Already.”
At the beginning of Season 4, Gimple was named head writer and showrunner of The Walking Dead. During his tenure, the show has continued to garner critical acclaim while also breaking ratings records and becoming a worldwide hit.
Gimple started his television work in animation, writing/producing for Walt Disney Television Animation and Nickelodeon. He created and executive produced the Emmy®-nominated Fillmore! for Disney before moving into live action. Gimple’s first prime-time television job was as staff writer on Fox’s Drive, and later a writer for NBC’s acclaimed series Life and ABC’s cult favorite FlashForward.
FlashForward began as a collaboration with David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Man of Steel) that included co-writing the Sony feature film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, alongside Seth Hoffman for Michael De Luca; and co-writing Episodes 2 and 3 of the inaugural season of Starz’ Da Vinci’s Demons.
Gimple’s first exposure to the comic book world was as an intern at Marvel Comics. After college, he worked as an assistant editor for Matt Groening’s Bongo Comics, where he wrote and edited Simpsons Comics, as well as the books The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family, The Simpsons Forever!: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family…Continued, and The Simpsons Guide to Springfield. He went on to co-create and write the six-issue miniseries Heroes Anonymous for Bongo with Bill Morrison, and later wrote a two-hour pilot for SyFy based on the series.