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Frank Darabont FIRES ENTIRE Writing Staff Of The Walking Dead!

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We don't know about this…it sounds like a pretty terrible idea!

Sources close the production of the new smash series The Walking Dead have revealed that executive producer Frank Darabont has fired the show's ENTIRE writing staff, and plans to keep it that way for the 13-episode second season - by relying on freelancers!

WTF?!

Out of the six first season episodes, two were written solely by Darabont, while he co-wrote the other other four - which were written by original writer of the comics Robert Kirkman, Glen Mazzara, and two non-staff writers.

Well yeah, but next season is going to be double that! Doesn't he think that he should have people on-staff to help get everything off of the ground?!

And even if not, the series has been such a huge hit! Why mess with that when it's still so new??

We just have a bad feeling that this is going to really blow up in his face. Writing a film alone is one thing, but some of the best material on TV has come from a real collaborative effort!

Let's hope that Darabont knows what he's doing!

Thoughts??

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21 comments to “Frank Darabont FIRES ENTIRE Writing Staff Of The Walking Dead!”



  1. 1

    He fired the original WRITERS?!?! Boy cocky ain't he. the people who created.. created the story are fired b/c he's just that good. lol WTG dipstick



  2. 2

    If he had anything to do with how episode 5 ended…at the CDC…he is and idiot!!



  3. 3

    I don't know why I continue to watch the show. I guess because I love zombies. But the acting is sooo cheesy and so are the lines. I actually lol'd throughout the whole show because of how cliche the lines are. I guess it's a good thing they got fired.



  4. 4

    i really hope you're wrong. the walking is awesome show.



  5. 5

    WHY WOULD HE DO THAT?! This show is AMAZING AS IT IS!! I swear if this Darabont guy RUINS the show with this crap I will personally find him and kick him in his crotch.



  6. 6

    aww crap. The series is soooo amazing and I like the writing as is. Why fix something that is not broken? I'm already cautious by the idea that the second season may not be back until October 2011 I don't know how I would feel if I waited a year to a sucky show that was once soooo good.



  7. 7

    The show has been NOTHING like the original comics and any true fan of The Walking Dead has to be majorly disappointed.



  8. 8

    it's a bad move to fire the staff that made the show a hit, but we have to remember most of the first episodes were carbon copies of the comic.



  9. 9

    Everyone can stop freaking out- it's all gonna be okay. Apparently this is something that happens all the time with tv shows like this. He's the executive producer and he wants to have as much input as he can (and frankly, the show's been awesome so far so I don't see any reason why he can't have as much control as he already does) and it's impossible to do that if you have writers on salary. It's much easier to just contract it out for him because he can still be as involved as he wants.

    Besides, why on earth would he contract shitty writers? I don't think so.



  10. 10

    It will be fine, Hopefully it is for the better. The show is pretty sweet, just going too slow at the moment…

  11. Jai says – reply to this


    11

    I love this show.



  12. 12

    NOOOO! i love this show, more than weeds, true blood, pot…well, okay not pot. i sure hope it doesn't ruin it!!! :(



  13. 13

    This guy has never done a tv show in his life!!!!!How do you think allot of shows jumped the shark?Because they taught they were to good for there current writers and they just fired them.



  14. 14

    Maybe the new writers will actually go with the comics story lines. They better have the Governor in this series or I'm going to be pissed.



  15. 15

    Is he trying to light his way with the bridges he burns? Terrible idea to discard those who helped your success!



  16. 16

    Amazing show. Terrible Idea.



  17. 17

    He sounds like a control freak



  18. 18

    Kinda odd did they all skin his puppy or something? Thats just really random and out of the blue hope the show doesnt sink because of it because it is really amazing



  19. 19

    WTF!

    I hope that's bullshit :(



  20. 20

    Thank God, that show started to suck in the 3rd episode, the writing is awful!!!!



  21. 21

    I don't think it's a bad idea actually. He wrote the first 2 episodes and they were so exciting.. The other ones had too much talking and little action. I hope he writes ALL episodes now.