‘The Walking Dead’ Writers Are Dead Men Walking

Wednesday, December 1 by

Let’s say you’re in charge of a new television show that becomes a critically acclaimed hit. What would you do to reward the writing staff? Would you…

A. Dole out a financial bonus.

B. Take everyone on an all-expenses-paid vacation.

C. Fire the entire lot.

If you answered C, you must be Frank Darabont. According to Deadline, Darabont has liquidated the entire writing staff of “The Walking Dead” and plans on utilizing freelancers for the show’s second season. This is probably due, in no small part, to the fact that Darabont ended up writing the first two episodes by himself, and co-writing the remaining four. While there is still the possibility that Darabont could change his mind or the network could protest, I’d like to recommend that the writers involved not hold out hope. After all, hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. (Coming Soon)

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  1. December 1, 2010 4:07 am


    Good move Frank

  2. December 1, 2010 4:07 am


    The first 2 episodes were the best ones. The rest have been getting worse and worse. So makes sense to me

  3. December 1, 2010 4:07 am

    mr. gadget

    first 2 were the best, its just been ok since then

  4. December 1, 2010 4:07 am


    yeah i agree with the other three comments here, aside from the last two being the best of the worst 4, the first two episodes were the best of all 6.

    wouldnt say they’ve been getting worse and worse though, i’d stop watching completely if that were the case, im itchin for season 2

    in short, frank might of put his audience before his writers, and im happy enough with that. :)

  5. December 1, 2010 4:07 am


    i agree the first two episodes were awesome then it kinda started “dying” a bit :( kinda bummed its gonna be almost a year till we get season two but very excited at the same time

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