So goes the headline of an article on Dark Horizons which popped up on my RSS reader this second. Say what?
"Despite the renewal for another season, The Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont has fired the entire writing staff of the AMC hit series reports Deadline.
"Along with the scribes, writing executive producer Charles H. Eglee has been let go and Darabont is reportedly looking to assign scripts to freelancers rather than having a writing staff. Darabont himself penned the first two episodes of the first season and polished the scripts for the other four - one of which came from the comic's creator and two from non-staff writers. Acclaim for the pilot and second episode ran pretty high, but critical enthusiasm has slightly dropped off in subsequent weeks [...] Darabont also has the issue of a much longer thirteen-episode second season [to contend with]."
So tell me, all y'all who've been keeping up with The Walking Dead: is it true? The other half and I only sat down to start watching this show last night. We made it through the feature-length pilot and episode two, and had, I'm not afraid to say, a very fine time indeed. She hasn't read the comic, I've only read the first trade, and I think it pleased us both in equal measure.
Now I'm worried. Has The Walking Dead really gone off the deep end? A scaling of the infamous sewer shark so quickly? God, but I dearly hope not...