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.