According to the source, insiders confirm that Kirkman was one of several producers that disagreed with the direction Mazzara was steering the show. “[Robert Kirkman] is very proprietary,” the source reads. “I believe Robert wants to maintain a certain amount of his control, and AMC needs Robert for the fan base.”
The source goes on to say that “Mazzara’s shortcoming in running the series during the most recent third season became ‘abundantly clear…especially for the second half of the season.’”
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