The release was issued jointly, citing creative differences – you know, where the artist gives up in attempting to deal with the powerful suits. I’ve heard through the grapevine that an alleged huge issue that has lingered with the series is that AMC is always trying to cut budget, even though it’s one of the biggest shows on cable. I’ve also heard that, because AMC has no partners (with “Mad Men” they are partnered with Lionsgate TV), there’s nobody to tell them “no.”
Anyways, some AMC alum have been vocal, with “Sons Of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter, pictured below, taking to Twitter on Friday calling the network executives “small-minded, bottom-line thinkers who have no appreciation or gratitude for the effort of its creative personnel.” Caught by Deadline, he also warned that without Mazzara at the helm the “future is dim” for “The Walking Dead”. Read his full assembled rant inside.
Says Kurt Sutter: “AMC is run by small-minded, bottom-line thinkers who have no appreciation or gratitude for the effort of its 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 f*cking stock takes a dive and the shareholders line up (Josh) Sapan, (Charles) Dolan and (Charlie) Collier and shit in their open hands. C*nts.”