‘The Walking Dead’ Budget May Take An Axe To The Head

Wednesday, June 1 by
 

Not that it’s actually happening (yet) but Frank Darabont spoke briefly about how his show The Walking Dead“ would suffer if AMC imposes budget cuts for season two. At the The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Emmy showrunner roundtable, SJ All-Star Kurt Sutter asked Darabont whether he had any network interference, to which Darabont responded:

“Creatively I have no complaints thus far. But I believe if they do move ahead with [the budget] they’re talking about, it will affect the show creatively … in a negative way. Which just strikes me as odd. If you have an asset, why would you punish it?”

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It strikes me as odd too. Did AMC watch the season finale? It looked like a student project. I’ve seen more realistic explosions on”South Park.” Also, there’s a lot of pressure on this season. Many people gave season one a pass due to the shortened order, but this is where they really need to prove themselves if they want to avoid drop-off. It would only make sense to boost the budget. Plus, most of the locations are empty fields. How expensive can that be? (THR)

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