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!
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!
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