Frank Darabont Fires Entire Writing Staff from THE WALKING DEAD
Published: November 30, 2010 - 8:16pm
Executive Producer for AMC's highly successful breakout series The Walking Dead, Frank Darabont, has let go of all the writing staff from season one.
While hiring and letting go of some writers in-between seasons is normal, letting go of every staffer is a tad bit unusual, especially considering the success of the show and it's record breaking ratings. Darabont wrote episodes one and two himself and creator of the comic series, Robert Kirkman, wrote episode four. Everyone else is now ousted.
Word is that Darabont wants to employ a freelance method of writing for the second season, which may pose a problem considering it's going to be a much longer season consisting of more than double this season's episodes, clocking in at 13. An example of another show that uses the freelance style of writing is Torchwood. No final decision has been made on how season two will be written at this time, but as of right now The Walking Dead has no writing staff other than Darabont himself and Kirkman.