Mere days after appearing at San Diego Comic Con 2011 to promote the second season of AMC’s smash hit The Walking Dead, Frank Darabont has shocked the entertainment world by stepping down as showrunner on the series.
Deadline broke the story on Tuesday, speculating that Darabont, whose feature film credits include The Shawshank Redemption and The Mist, never quite adjusted to the daily grind of working in television. Sources claim that despite the shake-up, production on season 2 remains on schedule. Many expect executive producer Glen Mazzara to step up and take the reins, and there is talk that Darabont could remain not the show in a different capacity.
Season 2 of The Walking Dead is scheduled to debut on October 16th. Check out the trailer below.