Robert Kirkman talks KingPosted: May 10, 2011, 11:39:46
Robert Kirkman, creator of the comic version of The Walking Dead talks about King's involvment.
Robert Kirkman has offered an update on Stephen King's potential contribution to The Walking Dead television series.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the creator of the original Image Comics title discussed the rumours of the legendary horror writer penning an episode of the show.
"That's been discussed a little bit," he said. "Everyone involved on both sides of that are very anxious to make that happen; AMC is excited; [Creator/executive producer/director] Frank Darabont is excited; I'm excited. I know Stephen King and [his son and fellow writer] Joe Hill are excited. We'll see if we can make that come together. I can neither confirm nor deny."
He once again dismissed rumours of scriptwriters being fired from the show.
"We have a full writing staff; there are three full-time staff writers and a freelancer: Evan Reilly (Rescue Me), Scott Gimple (FlashForward) and Angela Kang (Terriers) and one freelancer," he said.
"Darabont and [new executive producer] Glen Mazzara and myself are all working on the show. All that reporting about the writers being fired and going freelance, that was all something that never really happened."
King revealed earlier in the year that he had been involved in discussions with the makers of the Walking Dead television adaptation.