Originally Posted by The Devil's Lyric
Sons of Anarchy
creator Kurt Sutter put it best:
"AMC is run by small-minded, bottom-line thinkers who have no appreciation or gratitude for the effort of it’s creative personnel. Time and time again we see events like what happened today with Glen Mazzara. They continue to disrespect writers, shit on their audience and bury their network. Mazzara took the work-in-progress that was “Walking Dead” and turned it into a viable TV show with a future. Without him, that future is dim. Showrunners are not development executives, we’re not cookiecutter douchebags that you plug into a preexisting model. TWD will suffer. Even Zombies need consistency. “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” will be gone soon. So will AMC. I hope their fucking stock takes a dive and the shareholders line up Sapan, Dolan and Collier and shit in their open hands. Cunts."
All due respect, the guy is a little delusional. TWD was plenty viable. long before Mazzara took over. If anything, Mazzara let the quality that was found in the first season, slip. He had nothing to do with the popularity of the show. The subject matter did all the work for him, which explains the show's thriving popularity, despite it's lackluster writing.
Anybody can run this show, and it will remain a success. The world will not grieve for Glen Mazzara.