WOW! Darabont fires entire Walking Dead writing staff…
Oh boy. Please please don’t ruin this show!!!
Blastr has it:
…According to Deadline, Darabont canned all the writers for the show, including executive producer and second-in-command Charles “Chic” Eglee. It’s not unusual for TV show writing staffs to go through changes between seasons, and sometimes the staff is even “laid off” temporarily during a hiatus. But Darabont’s move is more surprising, as is the news that he might not even retain a staff for the show’s second season.
Instead, Darabont may use freelance writers to pen the scripts for season two rather than keeping a full team of scribes on the payroll. When you look at the credits for the show’s first season, it kind of makes sense: Darabont himself wrote two of the six episodes and was heavily involved in rewriting or co-writing the other four. Of those, two were written by outside writers, one was penned by Glen Mazzara, and the fourth was written by Robert Kirkman, creator of the comic book on which the show is based. So it doesn’t appear that the full-time staff was a necessity….
OH NOES, We don’t get S2 until next Halloween :0(, well that makes sense I guess but wahh anyway~
…AMC doesn’t plan to launch season two until around Halloween of next year…