The topic has seemingly been run into the ground – Frank Darabont’s departure from AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead. We’ve seen people come to his defense. Have heard various sides of what happened, but rarely do we hear from Darabont himself. Well, that’s because he’d rather “keep his head down” and push on. He commented on the split, however. Read on to see what he had to say.
In speaking with TV Guide, Darabont said this about his unceremonious firing:
“It was, for the sake of my cast and my crew, a tremendously regretful thing to face, to have to leave. But I was really given no choice. I don’t understand the thinking behind, “Oh, this is the most successful show in the history of basic cable. Let’s gut the budgets now.” I never did understand that and I think they got tired of hearing me complain about it. It’s a little more complicated than that, but that’s as far as I want to go with it because otherwise it’s just provoking more controversy and that’s not really of interest to me. I just want to keep my head down and do my job and be allowed to do my job, that’s key, and continue to, hopefully, enjoy it and do good work.”
Darabont is at work on other things now, including L.A. Noir, a new series at TNT.