Jaysus I am in a ranting mood today.
**** you, AMC!Not only would the show get a lower budget, but AMC also decided that "Walking Dead" would no longer reap the benefit of a 30 percent tax credit per episode that came with filming in Georgia. Now the network was going to hold on to that money.
**** you, Joel Stillerman!Despite the show's success, AMC stuck to its original position on the second-season budget. When those involved with the show protested that the network was taking chances with its biggest hit, AMC's head of original programming, Joel Stillerman, is said to have declared, "Ratings have no bearing on this conversation."
It's hearsay, but if you're also pissing off Mad Men... **** you.Darabont was editing the episode in an effort to fix it but by then, an insider believes, AMC was looking for a pretext. "Joel thinks he is responsible for the success of shows on AMC, and not the creators," this person says. This person blames Stillerman for the decision to fire Darabont. (Stillerman also has a strained relationship with Mad Men's Weiner, who declines to speak to him.)
It should have been obvious the way AMC repeated the original 6 incessantly and within a couple months announced a retread of the boxset that they were simply trying to recoup their investment instead of protecting the 'specialness' of their show. Do Not Buy new. I wish I hadn't already bought the first set.
Oh No They Didn't! - Kurt Sutter: 'Mad Men' Greed Hurting 'Breaking Bad' and 'Walking Dead'
Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter stirred up Twitter Thursday morning and it didn’t have anything to do with the Emmy Awards. Sutter makes the compelling case that AMC spent so much money making Matt Weiner happy and renewing Mad Men that it is looking to slash costs everywhere else. Sutter thinks it’s that which has led ultimately, to Frank Darabont being fired from The Walking Dead and all the chatter about Sony’s negotiations with AMC for Breaking Bad not going well (reports of AMC looking to slash costs and episode counts).