Before it landed at AMC, The Walking Dead danced around a few other networks first—with NBC fairly close to picking up the series before letting it pass. So why did NBC drop out?
When the showrunner shake-up behind the scenes of AMC's The Walking Dead took place at the start of the second season, fans were left to wonder exactly how co-creator Frank Darabont's departure would affect the surprise hit. Now, with the third season at its halfway point, Darabont's replacement Glen Mazzara has opened up about what actually changed in the writers' room.
The Walking Dead's second season premiered last fall to huge ratings and a fan response even bigger than the series premiere back in 2010. But according to former showrunner Frank Darabont, those same AMC budget cuts that helped drive him from the series also prevented his awesome idea to start season two with a prequel episode that would have put us inside a zombie war zone.
A lot's happened since AMC wrapped its first season of The Walking Dead, most notably that show runner, Frank Darabont, fired his entire writing staff only to be fired himself shortly thereafter.
Glen Mazzara—a.k.a. the guy who recently stepped into the humongous shoes of former Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont—is keenly aware that fans of the awesomely cool AMC zombie series are afraid he'll screw it up. So he's making us a promise that he won't.
Kurt Sutter, creator of the FX biker gang series Sons of Anarchy, just leapt into the Frank Darabont/Walking Dead controversy, tweeting that "the greed of Mad Men is killing the other two best shows on TV—Breaking Bad and Walking Dead." Tell us what you really think!
A shocking new report says that executive producer and series creator Frank Darabont didn't quit The Walking Dead, but was fired—and that the cast has been "terrorized" into silence.
What's the real reason Frank Darabont left The Walking Dead? Well, it might have something to do with another hit AMC show, Mad Men.
Ever since we learned Tuesday that Frank Darabont, the creator and executive producer of AMC's The Walking Dead, might not be back as the series' showrunner, we started to worry. Could the show continue to be a success without Darabont's zombie brains?
According to sources close to the show, Frank Darabont may have just left The Walking Dead. WTF?