Breakout Cable Hit Shakes Things Up Again, Brings in New EP and New Writers

Feb 4, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A successful cable show that recently eliminated its writing staff has had a change of heart, Deadline.com reports. The show, AMC’s hit zombie series “The Walking Dead,” is bringing in a new executive producer and a new team of writers.

The show dismantled its writing staff three months ago, and the idea at the time was to carry on using only freelancers. However, creator Frank Darabont has reconsidered that decision and is bringing in Glen Mazzara as his new second in command. He is also hiring a full-time staff of about five writers.

Mazzara’s credits include FX’s "The Shield," Starz’ "Crash" and TNT’s "Hawthorne." He also wrote one episode of "The Walking Dead" during its first season on a freelance basis.

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