Frank Darabont Talks Potential Budget Cuts for The Walking Dead

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Earlier today we got word confirming that AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is heading to Hershel’s Farm in Season Two, but now, after hearing showrunner Frank Darabont talk about potential budget cuts looming for the show, we have to wonder if all the bells and whistles we’re hoping for once it gets there will remain intact.

Frank Darabont, The Walking DeadDuring The Hollywood Reporter’s annual drama showrunner Emmy roundtable, “The Walking Dead” writer-producer specifically addressed the budget on his hit AMC zombie drama, which he says is in jeopardy of being cut.

Creatively I have no complaints thus far,” Darabont says. “But I believe if they do move ahead with what they’re talking about, it will affect the show creatively … in a negative way. Which just strikes me as odd. If you have an asset, why would you punish it?

Listen to what else Frank (along with “Boardwalk Empire”‘s Terence Winter) had to say below, and for the entire roundtable, which included Mike Royce (“Men of a Certain Age”), Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights”), Graham Yost (“Justified”), John Wells (“Southland”, “Shameless”), and Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”) along with Darabont and Winter, click here.

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  • Vanvance1

    I’d think this show would be a serious money maker for the network. I’m suprised they’d slice the budget of something so successful.

    • The Woman In Black

      It was the same thing with Mad Men. Sign of the times I guess. 🙁