Frank Darabont On Walking Dead Departure

Oh goody goody gosh – The Walking Dead returns, but it does so without Frank Darabont.  Read on for details…

When The Walking Dead returns to AMC in a couple of weeks, we as fans will be headed into uncharted territory. The return episode will mark the very first post-Frank Darabont. Time to hear from the man himself, once again.

Recently Frank sat down with TV Guide and put the final period on this long running sentence regarding his departure from the series he helped to create.

It was, for the sake of my cast and my crew, a tremendously regretful thing to face, to have to leave. But I was really given no choice. I don’t understand the thinking behind, “Oh, this is the most successful show in the history of basic cable. Let’s gut the budgets now.” I never did understand that, and I think they got tired of hearing me complain about it. It’s a little more complicated than that, but that’s as far as I want to go with it because otherwise it’s just provoking more controversy, and that’s not really of interest to me. I just want to keep my head down and do my job and be allowed to do my job, that’s key, and continue to, hopefully, enjoy it and do good work.

As for how it affected the cast members, he added, “These people are like family to me. It has not been easy for anybody. Let me put it that way: It was like a death in the family. Only I was the dead guy. I felt like William Holden, face down in the swimming pool, narrating this thing.

Currently Darabont is working on L.A. Noir, a new series at TNT

Source: Dread Central

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