Walking Dead series lets writers go

Posted on December 1, 2010

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Deadline is reporting that “The Walking Dead” writer/executive producer/director Frank Darabont has let go of the writers on the AMC series, which has been renewed for a 13-episode second season that’s likely to debut in October of 2011.

The site adds that Darabont is looking to forgo having a writing staff for the second season and assign scripts to freelancers. No reason is given, though they say that no final decision has been made with all options open, including a possible combination of a writing staff/freelancers.

Darabont wrote two of the first season’s six episodes, the pilot and second episode, and he co-wrote/rewrote the other four.

This could be one of the worst moves for the show. It has caught on so well, because it is not your run of the mill crappy zombie show. This one actually has a fairly good story and good acting and doesn’t use a lot of shaky camera movement to cover up for the lack of everything else like a lot of the zombie shows do. Getting rid of the guys writing the good story so far, could be the downfall for this series.

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