Well, according to many little tidbits I’ve been reading around the Internet, The Walking Dead writer/exec producer Frank Darabont has let go of the entire writing staff for the show. Apparently they want to sign over the writing to freelance writers instead if having a dedicated writing crew on hand. I would think, considering how awesome the show currently is (And seriously, it’s awesome on an Epic scale people) that Frank might want to reconsider what he’s doing.
Apparently Frank wrote the first 2 episodes for season one, and co-wrote the last 4 episodes as well. So, given that, I guess there is some credibility to letting some staff go. But the entire writing team? Not sure that was a great idea. But then what do I know, I’m just some Zombie lovin’ fan. However, that being said, I’m a Zombie loving fan that’s been waiting for a TV series like this for a LONG loooooooooong time. I’m not a newbie to Zombies. I didn’t just start liking them because they are mainstream. I remember watching The original Romero series back when I Was a kid, and I remember sitting down to watch Return of the Living Dead fo the first time (and on and on with the zombie movies and fiction etc…). I’ve been a fan of the genre since I was 8 or 9 years old. That being said on top of what else I said earlier, let me now say this (that’s a mouthful).
Frank Darabont may be considered a genius or a visionary in his field. But, if this decision reflects on the show being shitty and horribly done for season two, then Mr Frank you are going to be on hated man for a good long time after this. And we don’t want to hate you. We want to love The Walking dead for the inspirational and awesome show that it is, and by proxy we will love you too. So, do it right.
For more information on this, check out Deadline Hollywood.
I hate to post stuff when I can’t show it off, but this morning I was watching TV, and I saw the greatest Snickers commercial ever. I tried to youtube it, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I also scoured the snickers.com site, and alas it was nowhere to be found. So, if you’re out there and you have this commercial on video, you should link it up and send it on over so we can share it with the Zombieverse.
In the meantime, enjoy a Spanish Snickers commercial featuring a Zombie. No, this isn’t what I am looking for, but this is what I found. So please don’t share this with me. Dur.
According to AMCs The Walking Dead Blog, the series (of the same name duh) has been signed for a second season. That excites me in ways you just can’t imagine (and probably don’t want to). Apparently The Walking Dead has “has broken ratings records, with the series reaching more Adults 18 to 49 than any other show in the history of cable television”. That is freaking awesome. And not just because it broke a record, but because it’s zombies, and it broke a record. Season two will feature a full 13 episodes, as opposed to this seasons 6 episodes. Twice the zombie action. Check out the press release here for more information. I’m gonna go shiver in glee now.
Rumor at Bloody Disgusting has it that the novel Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies will become a 65 part miniseries for TV. Now, as rumors go, I love this one. A classic such as this with Zombies, in televised format, how can it be bad? (ok don’t actually answer that …)
I hope it’s not just a rumor but has some basis in fact. Reportedly it will be produced by Deadline Productions. Also, rumor of a big screen movie was recently reported too. But don’t go posting this as fact. Cause I could be wrong.
The comic book ”The Walking Dead” may soon be a TV series. The comic book has been around since 2003 and is published by image comics. The comic book is published in black and white and has a gritty drama feel to it. The issues I’ve read have been pretty interesting and mainly outline the drama of those who have survived (or I should say are still surviving) the Zombie Apocalypse.
It appears that AMC may be taking on the project. To quote John Stillerman of AMC ”This is not about zombies popping out of closets,” Stillerman said. “This is a story about survival, and the dynamics of what happens when a group is forced to survive under these circumstances. The world (in ‘Walking Dead’) is portrayed in a smart, sophisticated way.”
As much as I like closet popping zombies, the direction the show may take for a TV series sounds interesting. But really, who cares? It’s a TV show featuring those loveable flesh eating monsters we’ve come to love and adore. That’s all I need to start watching.