Earlier this week Deadline, reported that Frank Darabont, the executive producer of AMC’s newest hit “The Walking Dead” made a drastic decision. They claimed that he fired the entire writing staff of the show, and was looking to bring in freelancers for season 2. This made some serious waves within the entertainment community, and now his producing partner Gale Anne Hurd has decided to set the record straight.
In an exclusive interview with EW, Hurd denies the reports that their writers were fired. She also confirmed that all the characters who survive at the end of this season will be around for at least the next few years.
“I think Frank and Robert [Kirkman, writer of the Walking Dead comic and an executive producer on the show] will sit down early next year, to begin mapping it out.” She also confirmed that “every one of the principal cast is signed up for multiple seasons.”
Even though Hurd denies the firing claims, it makes you wonder where a story like came that from? Maybe at some point they were on shaky ground but they decided to keep them on board once the negative press hit? For now, it looks like everyone’s jobs are safe — actors included.
Will you be tuning into The Walking Dead season finale?