Hangout: The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara and Packed to the Rafters’ Bevan Lee

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Glen Mazzara

Glen Mazzara

Bevan Lee

Bevan Lee

Mumbrella hosted a live Google Hangout with Glen Mazzara, showrunner for AMC series The Walking Dead and Bevan Lee, network script executive and creator of Seven’s Packed to the Rafters and the forthcoming A Place to Call Home.

The Walking Dead has become the most-watched cable drama telecast in the US, rating 12.3m viewers for its third season. The drama follows the survivors of a zombie apocalypse.

The family drama Packed to the Rafters is in its fifth season for Seven.

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Mazzara is in the country speaking at the 2013 TV Writers Studio, held last weekend in Melbourne and this weekend in Sydney, with tickets still available.

In Lee’s most recent column for Mumbrella’s sister title Encore, he discusses how a writer must earn their stripes before jumping into the ‘Showrunner’ role.

  • Mumbrella’s Google Hangout broadcasts every Tuesday from 3pm Eastern.



  1. Nice...
    26 Feb 13
    2:20 pm

  2. I saw Glen speak at the TV Writers Studio over the weekend and he was excellent.

  3. Alex
    26 Feb 13
    3:19 pm

  4. How long do you think the life of the show is? How many seasons?

  5. Madz
    26 Feb 13
    3:20 pm

  6. Every one hates Laurie, was this a concept brought into the show or was it by chance? PLEASE DON’T KILL HURSHEL… he may be old, but he is amazing

  7. Remer
    26 Feb 13
    3:38 pm

  8. Glenn, the show has had many changes since its start, with its setting, characters and with its show runners. How do you manage these changes?

  9. Tony Simms
    27 Feb 13
    4:09 pm

  10. I enjoy the Hangout but the audio quality on some of the clips filmed in this room is pretty average….any chance of improving it. It can sometimes be painful to listen to.