king zombie Stephen King to write for 'The Walking Dead'? Yes, please.In news that has us absolutely gushing with anticipation, master
storyteller Stephen King is reportedly signing on to writing at least one episode of
AMC’s killer zombie-pocalypse hit, The Walking Dead.”

King confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that he’s in talks to write an
episode for long-time pal Frank Darabont. Not a massive
surprise, considering Darabont penned (and directed) the big-screen
adaptation of King’s “The Shawshank Redemption” and went on to direct
both “The Green Mile” and “The Mist.”

This development could take show further afield from the source material
— Robert Kirkman’s comic books — but since season one wasn’t utterly
faithful to the graphic novels yet still managed to draw a cultish audience, we’re trusting Darabont and King to do a
bang up job.

Production for season two is ramping up now and, in other
behind-the-scenes scuttle, director Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the
Dead”/”Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) is rumored to have been approached
to direct an episode.

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson