Frank Darabont, former The Walking Dead showrunner and executive producer of the hit AMC zombie apocalypse show The Walking Dead is in a “boiling rage” after being dumped from the program, according to Thrillist. Darabont allegedly sent an email to the staff stating “fuck you all” before filing a $280 million law suit.
Darabont, a writer/director/producer most well known for directing the Stephen King adaptations The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, was the executive producer of Season 1 of The Walking Dead. It… did not go well. Disputes over budget and personality clashes led to Darabont’s termination as showrunner way back in 2011 — the director eventually filed a lawsuit against AMC seeking $280 million, which precipitated the release of his emails, as they were entered into court records and epistolary history.
What’s your take? Is the legendary producer worth the money, or is he pissed and trying to take down one of the best zombie shows of all time?