'The Walking Dead:' 'Sons of Anarchy's' Kurt Sutter Goes Off on Frank Darabont's Firing
Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter went off on Frank Darabont being fired as showrunner of The Walking Dead.
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"darabont reacted strongly to slashed budgets. he made mistakes, he was fired," the outspoken Sutter wrote on Twitter Thursday. "no creative in town will trust AMC to back up their artists," Sutter wrote on Twitter. "i don't know MW, got no beef with him. just hate that darabont is being demonized. no one has the balls to tell the truth. MM gutted AMC," he then added.
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The Hollywood Reporter has detailed exactly what went down before Darabont was fired. Sutter says: "why darabont got fired - weiner. he held AMC hostage, broke their bank, budgets were slashed, shit rolled down hill onto gilligan and frank…
"no one else wants to f--king say it, but the greed of mad men is killing the other two best shows on tv -- breaking bad and walking dead," added Sutter, referring to AMC's long negotiations Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan.
Sutter later defended his comments on Twitter.
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"i have trouble determining the line between honesty and brutal frankness. i usually get pushed past it by bullshit and injustice," he said. "apparently speaking one's mind is outrageous, troublesome and self-indulgent. man, this is a town full of silent, terrified dicksuckers."
The new issue of THR reveals the inside workings of AMC, which some say does not seem ready to handle its success.
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"It feels like they don't have the experience of being on top," one source says. "They're total ball-busters, and that p--ses people off."