Frank Darabont on the Comic-Con floor, last week.
According to numerous online sources, Frank Darabont has stepped down as showrunner for AMC’s series, “The Walking Dead”. The news is considered shocking, as just this past week he attended Comic-Con in a promotional capacity, and seemed enthused about the upcoming second season during the “Walking Dead” panel.
As many of you know, Darabont is a feature film director whose credits include “The Shawshank Redemption”, “The Green Mile” and “The Mist”. Sources are reporting that the demands of a weekly television series, compared to that of feature film making, weighed heavily into this decision.