'I never thought this is something I could grow up and do'

Showrunner of zombie drama The Walking Dead Angela Kang.
Showrunner of zombie drama The Walking Dead Angela Kang.PHOTO: AMC NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT

According to a study last year from the University of California in Los Angeles, men make up 80 per cent of American showrunners - the people with overall creative and managerial control of television shows. And 91 per cent of showrunners are white.

This makes Angela Kang, who got the top job on zombie drama The Walking Dead earlier this year, a bit of a unicorn.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 11, 2018, with the headline ''I never thought this is something I could grow up and do''. Print Edition | Subscribe