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Frank Darabont walks out on the Walking Dead

July 27, 2011

There has been a lot of behind the scenes drama from Frank Darabont over the hit AMC show the Walking Dead, from firing his entire writing staff to griping about his scant budget. Today, a few days after pimping the show at Comic Con and releasing the Season Two trailer, Darabont is quitting the show he worked for six years to get on the air.

According to Entertainment Weekly,

Sources say Deadline’s report is true that Darabont will no longer serve as the chief writer-producer on the series.  Without saying whose decision it was, the decision is attributed to Darabont never quite having gotten the hang of switching from films (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist) to a TV show.

No one seems to know what this means. In what, if any, will Frank be involved with in the show? Who will take his place? Perhaps his second-in-command Glen Mazzara? What does this mean for the critically acclaimed zombie series?

The Walking Dead‘s second season is set to debut October 16th. But the future of the series remains up in the air.

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  1. Encrazed Crafts permalink
    July 27, 2011 5:52 pm

    Just let the dang original comic dude man the script. His episode was the best one of the series anyway, in my opinion.

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