'Walking Dead' Producers Deny Firing and Reveal Season 2 Plan

December 04, 2010 06:41:48 GMT

Gale Ann Hurd said Frank Darabont and Robert Kirkman would begin mapping the second season early 2011, where decision about the writers may have been settled.


'Walking Dead' Producers Deny Firing and Reveal Season 2 Plan
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"The Walking Dead" producers are debunking the rumor about staff firing and confirming a Fall comeback at the same time. Gale Ann Hurd who works with Frank Darabont as executive producers said the story originating from Deadline is not true, saying his co-worker is not firing the writers staff for the option of freelancers.

In fact, co-creator Charles "Chic" Eglee is not dismissed but he left on his own accord. "[In] the writers' room, there are people that have set up other projects that will be their first priority if their own series is picked up as a pilot or if it's a series. I think [Eglee] just decided that he wants to run his own show," Hurd explained to EW.

In a different interview, exec producer Robert Kirkman whose comic is adapted into the series also clarified about Chic's departure. He said, "Chic Eglee is a high-level television writer. He was brought onto The Walking Dead with the idea that Frank was going to work on the first season and then go off and do movies."

"Chic didn't want to be second-in-command on a show when he's used to being a top dog, and so he decided to go off and do something else, which is something that happens and is not a big deal." He added that the initial report is "unfortunate", "premature" and makes Darabont look bad.

When asked about any truth at all, Kirkman said, "It's a little premature to be nailing down. I don't know if it's going to be a freelance situation or if we're going to have writers in a writers' room. That's something that's being worked on now."

Hurd said that Darabont and Kirkman would sit down the beginning of next year and begin "mapping out". It is thus most likely that the production would only start in the second quarter of 2011 and the premiere would take place in October for Fearfest.

As for the return of the cast whose characters are still alive, Hurd confirmed that "every one of the principal cast is signed up for multiple seasons."

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by Zombie Fan on Feb 12, 2011
If they wait until October 2011 to release Season 2, fans might lose interest move on to other shows. It's too long of a wait which will disappoint the fans.
posted by erik1414 on Jan 06, 2011
come on guys stop ur fighting and just keep making this fine ass tv seris its a badass show we want more we are fed up with u big timers who just make a show and when its getting real sweet u up on quit just like dat man it sucks people love this show please keep it on air ok lits it stays on tv ok thanks
posted by Plz on Dec 16, 2010
We need the walking dead im so addicted I need more movies like this to hold me down
posted by bushybomber420 on Dec 09, 2010
the walking dead was a bad ass show they need to come out with season 2
posted by bobby on Dec 09, 2010
I dont want them to give away every spoiler about the show that exists, leave it a mystery for us, we don't want the show to be completely predictable or exactly like the comic, the writers should put some of their ideas in it too.
posted by mommylovesashlyn on Dec 08, 2010
I love The Walking Dead on AMC. Best tv show I've seen in a long time

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