AMC may have some of the best programming on TV, but it’s definitely going through some growing pains. First, Mad Men’s fifth season was delayed over haggling between the network and the show’s creator Matthew Weiner. Then Breaking Bad, for reasons that still seem odd, was given a yearlong reprieve between its third and fourth seasons. Now The Walking Dead‘s showrunner Frank Darabont has been unceremoniously given the boot. What’s going on?
An anonymous source tells the Hollywood Reporter‘s Kim Masters that “AMC has been “terrorizing” [actors] and their representatives to discourage them from speaking out on Darabont’s behalf.” Adds another insider: “They’re scared. They’re on a zombie show. They are all really easy to kill off.”
Seems like an odd way for a network to treat its highest rated show.