Despite ‘The Walking Dead‘s monster ratings, series executive producer Frank Darabont has fired the AMC zombie-drama’s entire writing team and is looking to hire freelance scribes to pen the already-ordered second season, Deadline reports.
It’s a bold move by Darabont, who co-wrote/rewrote all six episodes of season one. It’s also a move that could cause major issues with the powers that be in the Writers Guild. The only current U.S. series that employs the freelance writer model is ‘Torchwood,’ which has the loophole advantage of being produced by the BBC.
The 13-episode second season of ‘The Walking Dead’ is slated to resume in October 2011. The first season finale airs this Sunday (Dec. 5) at 10/9c on AMC.
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