Mere days after his scoop-filled trip to Comic-Con, The Walking Dead‘s Frank Darabont has stepped down as showrunner.
According to our sister site Deadline.com, the show’s creator/executive producer/director has decided to vacate his post on the critically acclaimed series, which is currently in production on its second season. The reason, per Deadline, is that “Darabont hails from the feature world and… never quite adjusted to the daily grind of producing a TV series.” There’s talk Darabont may stay on in some capacity, perhaps as a consultant.
Ironically, Darabont told the audience at last Friday’s Comic-Con panel, “We’ve got people coming to the [writer’s] table going, ‘Wow, we love this and we want to be a part of it, and that’s a really cool thing.’”
AMC has yet to officially confirm Darabont’s departure.