So here’s the latest rumor, Frank Darabont has apparently fired the entire writing staff for the next season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
EXCLUSIVE TUESDAY 5PM: I hear The Walking Dead writer/ executive producer/ director Frank Darabont has let go of the writers on the hot freshman AMC series, which has already renewed for a second season. That includes Darabont’s No. 2, writing executive producer Charles “Chic” Eglee. Writer turnover on series between seasons is commonplace but wholesale overhauls are unusual. What’s more, I hear Darabont is looking to forgo having a writing staff for the second season of Walking Dead altogether and assign scripts to freelancers.
I got this from news from Deadlines.com you can go there to read the whole article.
Well that’s pretty interesting. Sucks big time if you’re one of those writers though. Another rumor I’ve heard is that Darabont is planning on writing season 2 of “The Walking Dead” by himself.
My question: What do you think of that? Is it better to have a singular voice writing these things, or should you have a staff of people? I’m never a fan of designing by committee, but in this case I think burnout from taking on such a workload would be a concern. Thoughts?