Frank Darabont Rips “Sociopaths” Responsible For Him Leaving ‘The Walking Dead’


AMC’s The Walking Dead, despite getting insane ratings, can’t seem to get away from negative press, especially with all the various show-runners being hired and fired.  Director Frank Darabont talked with Variety about his new show Mob City  that he developed not long after he went through the terrible experience of being fired from The Walking Dead, the cable smash hit he launched on AMC in 2010.

When asked if he still watches the zombie-apocalypse drama, Darabont said, “Oh god no, why would I, if the woman you loved with all your heart left you for the Pilates instructor and just sent you an invitation to the wedding, would you go? There’s a deep commitment and emotional investment that happens when you create something that is very near and dear to you, and when that is torn asunder by sociopaths who don’t give a shit about your feelings or the feelings of your cast and crew because they have their own reasons to screw everybody, that doesn’t feel good.”

While I do still love The Walking Dead I can completely understand Frank Darabont’s distaste for the show, especially after being screwed over the way he has been.  I, for one, hope his new show Mob City is a success.


Courtesy of Variety