In some shocking news, it is being reported that Frank Darabont, the showrunner of AMC’s The Walking Dead, is stepping down from his position.
The reason, according to Deadline, is that “Darabont hails from the feature world and… never quite adjusted to the daily grind of producing a TV series.”
It is not clear if Darabont will stay on the series in some capacity. AMC has not confirmed (or denied) the news.
At Comic-Con, Darabont certainly seemed excited about continuing on the hit series working with the second season writing staff. “We also have writers that are really fans of [the show],” Darabont said. “The first six episodes, nobody knew what the hell they were dealing with, except me.” He was also quoted as saying people would come to the writer’s table going, ‘Wow, we love this and we want to be a part of it, and that’s a really cool thing.’
Season 2 of the hit series will premiere on October 16 at 9/8c.