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Old 11-30-2010, 08:30 PM   #721 (permalink)
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:47 PM   #722 (permalink)
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:32 PM   #723 (permalink)
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As the celebrated first season of AMCís series The Walking Dead comes to an end this Sunday, so do the jobs of the entire writing staff.

Creditable rumors are beginning to spread throughout televisionís milieu that Frank Darabont has fired the entire writing staff of televisionís popular zombie-apocalyptic drama, which includes executive producer Charles Eglee.

On top of that, it is believed that Darabontís intentions are not to replace the writing staff for the already announced second season, but to assign scripts to freelance writers instead. While this may sound like a shocking decision to fans of the series, this is not something new in the world of television.

On BBCís Torchwood and the continuing Torchwood on Starz, they have been and will continue to forgo the typical staff writers and use freelance writers instead. In addition, the writing staff of any series will often see a fair amount of writer turnover between seasons. While that rarely leads to an entire staff replacement, Darabont appears to have extremely justifiable reasons to do so.

Out of the six episodes that will make up the first season of The Walking Dead, Darabont ended up writing two himself, while also co-writing/rewriting the remaining four. In comparison, the writing staff was only responsible for two episodes this season Ė but still with Darabont in the lead chair. The remaining two episodes were written by non-staff writers. One was by The Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman and the other by former The Shield writer Glen Mazzara.

Such a dramatic move lends itself to the notion that Darabont, while already having a hands-on approach with the series, is going to continue to be heavily-involved throughout the second season. And with Darabont writing entire episodes himself and co-writing/re-writing the remaining episodes, it appears that a full-time writing staff has become an unnecessary expense for a cable series that already has high production costs.



‘The Walking Dead’ Fires Writing Staff; Will Not Replace Them For Season 2 - Screen Rant
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:37 PM   #724 (permalink)
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:41 PM   #725 (permalink)
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I don't think firing the staff will matter. It's a fairly simple concept - the story and the characters - and isn't terribly deep.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:46 PM   #726 (permalink)
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I don't think firing the staff will matter. It's a fairly simple concept - the story and the characters - and isn't terribly deep.
Right. We're not talking about something awesome like South Park.

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:46 PM   #727 (permalink)
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I don't think firing the staff will matter. It's a fairly simple concept - the story and the characters - and isn't terribly deep.
Well, the show has caught on and is garnering 5-6Mil viewers weekly making it one of the bigger breakout hits in a while. Why fire the entire writing staff. You still have to have character development, and there is alot of dialogue in this show. I just find it to be stupid. Why fuck with something so new that's already working?
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:49 PM   #728 (permalink)
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Well, the show has caught on and is garnering 5-6Mil viewers weekly making it one of the bigger breakout hits in a while. Why fire the entire writing staff. You still have to have character development, and there is alot of dialogue in this show. I just find it to be stupid. Why fuck with something so new that's already working?
Jeff, did you read the piece you posted? It pretty much explains that the staff's work isn't even being fully used. They aren't even responsible for half of the material because Darabont is writting, re-writting and co-writting a bunch of episodes.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:28 PM   #729 (permalink)
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Boardwalk Empire season finale tonight @ 9pm.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:39 PM   #730 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:51 PM   #731 (permalink)
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The rest of the shows dont matter on Sunday night, because Dexter owns them all.

Dexter late in its seasons is the best TV out there right now IMO.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:19 PM   #732 (permalink)
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The rest of the shows dont matter on Sunday night, because Dexter owns them all.

Dexter late in its seasons is the best TV out there right now IMO.
Yeah it's amazing how it comes together at the end of each season. It allows me to forgive a few questionable plot manipulations.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:48 PM   #733 (permalink)
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Yeah it's amazing how it comes together at the end of each season. It allows me to forgive a few questionable plot manipulations.
same here
I doubt the show during the season, but it comes together in the end
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:16 AM   #734 (permalink)
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It's nights like tonight that remind me why I used to just watch the whole season of Dexter all at once. Damn it. I want to know what happens next week.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:24 AM   #735 (permalink)
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It's nights like tonight that remind me why I used to just watch the whole season of Dexter all at once. Damn it. I want to know what happens next week.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:40 AM   #736 (permalink)
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great episode of the Walking Dead last night...anyone have any ideas as to what the physician told Grimes just before they escaped ?
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:00 AM   #737 (permalink)
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I finally catch up on Dexter, still have to catch up on Boardwalk Empire, and eventually start the Walking Dead....

TV is the most high maintenance boyfriend I've ever had.
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:59 PM   #738 (permalink)
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Waiting for my husband to get back home from work so that we can watch Dexter and then the Walking Dead. Dammit, still another 3 hours to go.
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Old 12-06-2010, 03:01 PM   #739 (permalink)
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I finally catch up on Dexter, still have to catch up on Boardwalk Empire, and eventually start the Walking Dead....

TV is the most high maintenance boyfriend I've ever had.
Dexter finale was awesome...My jaws are still wide open !
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Wait ... you've already seen the finale!? HOW!?
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