Robert Kirkman is trying to put worries and concerns to rest regarding the writing staff change in “The Walking Dead.” In a recent interview with TVGuide.com, Kirkman wants fans to know that the writing staff change will not affect the quality of the series upcoming second season and to clear up some misinformation.
“Everybody knows what they’re doing,” Kirkman says. “AMC has done a few television shows before, and Frank Darabont is a professional. Whatever is decided, I don’t think it will affect the show one way or another.”
Moreover, Kirkman expressed some frustration regarding how the entire situation has played out with the media. According to Kirkman, TWD executive producer Charles “Chic” Eglee has left the show on legitimate terms to pursue other projects after Darabont decided to stay on for a second season. Additionally, the writing staff was not fired, and the decision to hire freelancers hasn’t yet to be made.
“It’s kind of unfortunate that it’s being reported that our writing staff has been fired because that’s not the case,” Kirkman says. “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.”
Regardless of what’s to happen next “The Walking Dead” is set to return for a second 13-episode season. I have faith in Darabont and Kirkman that this mess will get sorted out by then as season two isn’t expected to premiere until late next fall.