“The Walking Dead” continues to be a ratings giant for AMC, so it’s unlikely that the network has thought twice about its decision to remove original showrunner Frank Darabont from the production. Darabont has moved on, however, and while promoting his upcoming series “Mob City,” the little zombie show that could might’ve come up.
Variety sat down with the writer/director to discuss his upcoming noir thriller for the TNT network, and when the conversation inevitably turned to “The Walking Dead” and whether or not he still watches the zombie drama, Darabont had this to say.
“Oh god no, why would I,” he says. “If the woman you loved with all your heart left you for the Pilates instructor and just sent you an invitation to the wedding, would you go?”
“There’s a deep commitment and emotional investment that happens when you create something that is very near and dear to you, and when that is torn asunder by sociopaths who don’t give a shit about your feelings or the feelings of your cast and crew because they have their own reasons to screw everybody, that doesn’t feel good.”
I can’t imagine it would. “Mob City” premiers December 4 on TNT. Here’s to hoping that Frank has more luck with that show as it looks absolutely awesome.
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