The Walking Dead Producers Deny Rumours that the Writers Have Been Fired


Executive producers Gail Anne Hurd and Robert Kirkman, are denying the rumours that are being spread that the writing staff of AMC’s hit adaptation of  The Walking Dead, have been fired!

Gail Anne Hurd told Entertainment Weekly that the news was “completely inaccurate,” and went on to explain,

[In] the writers’ room, there are people that have set up other projects that will be their first priority if their own series is picked up as a pilot or if it’s a series. I think [Charles Eglee, the executive in charge of writing for the show] just decided that he wants to run his own show.

Meanwhile, Robert Kirkman talked to, saying:

It’s kind of unfortunate that it’s being reported that our writing staff has been fired because that’s not the case. It makes Frank look bad. I don’t think Frank wants it out there that he’s just firing people off of a successful show seemingly for no reason.

However, he did admit that it’s not a sure thing that the show will have the same writing staff next year:

It’s a little premature to be nailing down. I don’t know if it’s going to be a freelance situation or if we’re going to have writers in a writers’ room. That’s something that’s being worked on now.

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