Angela Kang is an American television writer currently serving as a member of the writing staff on the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead. On January 13, 2018, it was announced the she would become the show's showrunner for season nine.
Kang at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
The Walking Dead
Early life and careerEdit
Kang was born and raised in Irvine, California, to immigrant working-class parents of Korean descent. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theater from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California in 1998, after which she had several short stories and poems published, and also wrote a number of plays. She eventually returned to school where she received a Master of Fine Arts degree in screenwriting from the University of Southern California. Her first job in the television industry came when she worked as an intern for the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.
Her first job as a staff writer was for the unaired NBC post-apocalyptic series Day One, which she got coming out of graduate school. Shortly thereafter, she was hired as a staff writer on the short-lived FX series Terriers, of which she wrote two episodes. In 2011, she joined the writing staff of the acclaimed AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead as a story editor. She was promoted to producer for season three (2012–2013), co-executive producer for season five (2014–2015), and showrunner for the upcoming ninth season in 2018.
The Walking Dead episodesEdit
- McIntire, George (Fall 2013). "Day of the Dead". Occidental College Magazine. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
- "Steven Yeun Chats With Two 'Walking Dead' Staffers". KoreAm. May 21, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
- Jackal (October 22, 2010). "EXCLUSIVE: Angela Kang discusses "Ring-a-Ding-Ding"". Terriers TV. Retrieved November 27, 2011.