On the heels of yesterday's news that Glen Mazzara is the new showrunner of The Walking Dead Season 2, the AMC network confirmed the move, although they were not clear about creator Frank Darabont's status on the show. Here is the network's statement below.
"The Walking Dead's Glen Mazzara, writer and executive producer, is expanding his responsibilities to assume the role of showrunner. AMC is grateful to executive producer, writer and pilot director Frank Darabont whose contributions to the success of The Walking Dead are innumerable. We continue to discuss his ongoing role with the series.
Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead graphic novels, executive producer and writer on the series, will remain in this role and will continue to steward the brand. Gale Anne Hurd will remain in her role as Executive Producer. The production continues on schedule for an October 16th premiere."
The Walking Dead is currently shooting its second season in Atlanta.