Even through insane ratings, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” can’t seem to get shy away from negative press. From the various rumored behind-the-scenes battles, and various showrunners behind hired and fired, it’s clear that it’s not all sunshines and rainbows in Georgia.
Director Frank Darabont talked with Variety about “Mob City”, which he developed with his longtime friend Michael De Luca not long after he went through the excruciating experience of being fired from “The Walking Dead,” the cable smash that he launched on AMC in 2010. When asked if he still watches the zombie-apocalypse drama, Darabont lets loose.
“Oh god no, why would I,” he says. “If the woman you loved with all your heart left you for the Pilates instructor and just sent you an invitation to the wedding, would you go?”
He continues, “There’s a deep commitment and emotional investment that happens when you create something that is very near and dear to you, and when that is torn asunder by sociopaths who don’t give a shit about your feelings or the feelings of your cast and crew because they have their own reasons to screw everybody, that doesn’t feel good.”
Brutal. With all of the finger pointing, it’s hard to not take his side after AMC has had more than their fair share of chances to “fix” the show. It’s as bad as ever, which says a lot…