Stephen King in Talks to Write an Episode of THE WALKING DEAD

     March 21, 2011


Last November, we heard that executive producer Frank Darabont had axed the entire writing staff from the first season of AMC’s hit zombie TV series The Walking Dead. It’s been mentioned that the freelance writing method may be employed for the series’ second season, and now we know just who might get in on the action. EW has confirmed that horror author Stephen King has been tapped to write an episode for the series. King revealed the news himself saying that Darabont “has expressed enthusiastic interest for season 2 or possibly 3.”

It’s not surprising considering Darabont has directed three feature length films based on King’s writing. If the deal does come together, King would actually co-write an episode with his son, author Joe Hill, who just recently had Shia LaBeouf added to the adaptation of his novel Horns. Personally, I like the idea of King working with Darabont all over again, mainly because The Mist is one of my favorite recent horror films and the style fits right in with The Walking Dead.