Is AMC Looking to Slice The Walking Dead’s Season 2 Budget?

Why would you mess with a hit show? You’ll have to ask AMC that, because if Frank Darabont is correct, then the cable network is looking to cut his budget by enough of a margin that the writer/director/producer and showrunner of “The Walking Dead” is sounding a little worried. Here’s what he said during a recent roundtable with THR:

Creatively I have no complaints thus far. But I believe if they do move ahead with what they’re talking about, it will affect the show creatively … in a negative way. Which just strikes me as odd. If you have an asset, why would you punish it?

So you have a hit show, the network’s BIGGEST hit, actually, and you want to mess with it by taking away some of the money? That’s just dumb.

Season 2 of “The Walking Dead” is due, if AMC keeps to their timetable, in October.

Here’s the full roundtable talk with Darabont and others:



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  • Anonymous

    It’s time to move on to another network,we are talking about a TV phenomenon that took ratings sky high,and now,they want to cut the budget???…that’s total b.s.,i mean,total corporate b.s.

  • Astroceptionx

    When something is successful why do the big chiefs always have to sabotage and ruin it..

  • Astroceptionx

    When something is successful why do the big chiefs always have to sabotage and ruin it..

  • Coungx2

    u can never trust the corporation folks! period especially when things are to good to be true, we will always be disappointed.

  • Lexavi80

    Agree!.

    You need to spend a buck to make a buck. Seems to be studio suits didn’t learn that lesson.