A judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit over “The Walking Dead,” handing a setback to AMC. Variety reports that the amended suit filed by Frank Darabont, who developed the hit series, survived a challenge in New York Supreme Court.
Darabont and his reps, CAA, sued AMC two years ago. “They claim that an AMC affiliate produces the show and then licenses it to another affiliate for an artificially low fee, reducing the revenue that goes into a pool for profit participants,” Variety reports.
The amended lawsuit argues that Darabont is owed an additional 5% in contingent compensation. AMC failed in its effort to make the case that Darabont was not entitled to the compensation because he was fired before season two wrapped.