Frank Darabont Axes All Writers from THE WALKING DEAD

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With such a successful short-but-sweet first season that has already garnered increased ratings and a successful series order, what could be wrong with the writing staff of AMC’s new hit series The Walking Dead? Well, nothing may be wrong per se, but there is something going on behind the scenes as Deadline reports series writer/executive producer/director Frank Darabont has gotten rid of all the writers from this first season. The industry blog points out that while writing staffs do have line-up changes from season-to-season, a complete overhaul isn’t customary. Apparently Darabont is looking to work through the second season without a writing staff and merely assign scripts to freelance writers. More after the jump.

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