According to an insider at Deadline, Frank Darabont, the executive producer/director/writer of AMC’s Walking Dead has let the season one writing staff go. Darabont wrote two episodes of the first season, and re-worked the other four, which brings into question if Darabont had to have a conversation with himself on why he had to fire…himself? While it isn’t unusual to let writing staff members go as you move into new seasons – and really, The Simpsons was never the same after Conan left – it might be troubling to some to hear this news as The Walking Dead is the hot, hot show on cable right now.
Fear not zombie fans, Darabont might be looking at freelancers for the next 13 episodes, but if you look closely at the writing credits from the last couple of aired episodes, you’ll see Robert Kirkman and Glen Mazzara appear. So will next season’s writing team consist of Darabont, Kirkman, and Mazzara? Signs point to Yes.