Stephen King In Talks To Write An Episode Of The Walking Dead

By Kelly West 2011-03-21 08:01:34 discussion comments
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As though we didnít have enough reasons to look forward to The Walking Deadís return for its second season, now it seems horror writer Stephen King is in talks to write an episode of the AMC series, based on a graphic novel by Robert Kirkman.

According to IGN, TWD actress Laurie Holden mentioned this little tidbit at C2E2 this weekend. As for which episode heíll write for if this deal is locked in, thatís still up in the air. Still, you have to admit, itís fairly fantastic news. It also makes sense and not just because The Walking Dead is a series about the zombie apocapse, and King is a master of the horror genre. TWDís showrunner is Frank Darabont, who previously adapted some of Kingís stories (The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption and The Mist) for film, so thereís a big connection there.

Iíd say that part of what makeís King such an excellent story-teller is his constant emphasis on human nature, human relationships and the development of his characters. The stories donít rely entirely on the supernatural and horror elements to be entertaining. If anything, those strange and oftentimes dark events serve to draw out the best and worst in the people heís writing about, and thatís where the story is. In that respect, I think heís a perfect fit for The Walking Dead, which is a character driven story that follows people as they attempt to live on a zombie-infested earth.
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