The Walking Dead is a series that has its fair share of problems keeping their talent around. First we lost Frank Darabont and then came the fall of Glen Mazzara. The show seems to be in a strange state of limbo, in which the continuity is compromised by a perpetual game of musical chairs. Some feel that the series will go into a decline that would make the fall of the Mayan civilization look like a walk in the park and those folks can be very vocal about their position. But AMC is trying to fight the tide and have now released an official statement to put people at ease regarding the future of The Walking Dead.
According to AMC guru Josh Sapan:
We really do believe that people who make great TV shows have a rare capability, and we hold them in extraordinarily high regard. Certainly it would be preferable to have as much continuity as possible. We’ll forge ahead and hope to make great shows and be the best place to work. We’ll do the best we can to be an environment where the best creative people can flourish. We’ll hopefully learn from everything we do.
Hmm… Sorry AMC, but that response is pretty much stock in the world of PR. Of course you’re going to “forge ahead.” The question is, are you going to be able to do it properly with your talent coming and going like this? And what’s more, are you AMC big-wigs responsible for driving these people off in your efforts to take control of the show’s direction?
I guess we’ll just have to wait until the new Walking Dead half-season airs on February 10th to see what happens. Tune in and let us know what you think, cause you damn well know we’ll let you know what’s on our mind.
Thanks to blastr for the heads-up.