It turns out the writing staff for AMC’s hit The Walking Dead were themselves among the walking dead when it comes to future employment.

Deadline TV’s Nellie Andreeva reports that The Walking Dead writer, executive producer and director Frank Darabont has let go of the writing staff ahead of the second season for which it has already been renewed.

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.

Perhaps it’s not so surprising. Darabont wrote two of the six episodes and co-wrote or rewrote the other four, according to Ms. Andreeva.  On top of that, two of those four episodes were not written by staff writers to begin with.

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