The Walking Dead Consume Writers! No Staff Necessary for Season 2?
In a seemingly inexplicable move, the writing staff for AMC's "The Walking Dead" has been let go despite the show's killer ratings. I guess just like with the comic upon which it is based, you can truly expect the unexpected when it comes to "The Walking Dead".
According to Deadline Hollywood executive producer/director Frank Darabont has released all the writers from the hot freshman AMC series, which has already been renewed for a second season. That includes Darabont's number two, writing executive producer Charles “Chic” Eglee.
Furthermore, Deadline also reports that Darabont is looking to forgo having a writing staff for the second season of "The Walking Dead" altogether, preferring instead to assign scripts to freelancers, which could result in some issues with the Writers Guild.
Well, one thing is for certain - Darabont and company have a lot of time to sort things out as AMC is looking to launch Season 2 almost a year from now, next October.
We wouldn't be too alarmed by this shift. It's pretty common for shows to switch writers from season to season, but the whole staff? That's a bit unusual. Oh, Frank. You move in mysterious ways, but lord knows we trust in you!
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