CEO Gale Anne Hurd led Valhalla’s first foray into cable series television, developing and producing AMC’s hit drama, The Walking Dead, which currently reigns as the most-watched scripted drama, beating all broadcast and cable series among adults 18-49. The Walking Dead has earned many awards and nominations including two Emmys for Prosthetic Makeup, Best Sound Editing from the MPSE, eleven Saturn Awards including Best Cable Series and Best Presentation on Television, two AFI ‘TV Program of the Year’ awards, an Eddie from the American Cinema Editors, Critics’ Choice Award for Most Bingeworthy Show, three People’s Choice Awards and the WGA’s New Media Writing Award. The series recently completed its eleventh and final season.
Hurd is an Executive Producer of AMC’s companion series, Fear the Walking Dead, which received a two season order prior to its debut and recently set a new ratings record for a cable premiere with 13.3 million viewers. The series won the 2015 distinction ‘Show You’re Most Excited to See’ from E! Online. Fear the Walking Dead is currently filming its eighth season.
In addition, Gale Anne Hurd serves as a Consulting Producer on AMC’s top-rated talk show, Talking Dead, which recently logged 7.5 million viewers and is the second highest-rated basic cable show on Sunday nights, behind only The Walking Dead.