In an interview with TV Guide, producer and creator of the comic, Robert Kirkman, attempts a bit of damage control.
“It’s kind of unfortunate that it’s being reported that our writing staff has been fired because that’s not the case,” Kirkman, who created the comic book series on which the AMC zombie drama is based, tells TVGuide.com. “It makes Frank look bad. I don’t think Frank wants it out there that he’s just firing people off of a successful show seemingly for no reason.”
And as for the writers situation next season?
“It’s a little premature to be nailing down. I don’t know if it’s going to be a freelance situation or if we’re going to have writers in a writers’ room,” he says. “That’s something that’s being worked on now.