Frank Darabont has spoken about his feelings about being fired as The Walking Dead‘s showrunner, calling the people who got rid of him “sociopaths.”
The director of The Shawshank Redemption and The Mist was fired from the show in 2011 amid reports of unhappiness with the budget and shooting schedule. In an interview with Variety about his new series Mob City, Darabont responsed to a question about whether he still watches The Walking Dead in no uncertain terms.
“Oh god no, why would I? If the woman you loved with all your heart left you for the Pilates instructor and just sent you an invitation to the wedding, would you go?”
“There’s a deep commitment and emotional investment that happens when you create something that is very near and dear to you, and when that is torn asunder by sociopaths who don’t give a shit about your feelings or the feelings of your cast and crew because they have their own reasons to screw everybody, that doesn’t feel good.”