Peer Production: WALKING DEAD CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

We’re big WALKING DEAD fans here at TVWriter™ (well, except maybe for LB, whose jury is still out), but we kinda think this is even better than the show:

For those who don’t know, there’s a whole lotta scandal going on about WALKING DEAD today. Turns out that Glen Mazzara, the showrunner, has been booted off the show even though it’s a hit that has just been renewed again.

Glen Mazzara, WALKILNG DEAD's former showrunner - and saviour

Glen Mazzara, WALKING DEAD’s former showrunner – and savior

AMC ousted his predecessor, series creator Frank Darabont, and it’s pretty safe to say that Hollywood’s creative community, especially the writers, haven’t forgotten…or forgiven. As Shawn Ryan of THE SHIELD, THE UNIT, and THE LAST RESORT put it on Twitter: “Breaking my Twitter silence to comment: AMC, WTF?”

And that’s one of the milder responses. Kurt Sutter of SONS OF ANARCHY really let AMC have it:

December 21, 2012: AMC is run by small-minded, bottom-line thinkers who have no appreciation or gratitude for the effort of it’s creative personnel. Time and time again we see events like what happened today with Glen Mazzara. They continue to disrespect writers, shit on their audience and bury their network. Mazzara took the work-in-progress that was “Walking Dead” and turned it into a viable TV show with a future. Without him, that future is dim. Showrunners are not development executives, we’re not cookiecutter douchebags that you plug into a preexisting model. TWD will suffer. Even Zombies need consistency. “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” will be gone soon. So will AMC. I hope their fucking stock takes a dive and the shareholders line up Sapan, Dolan and Collier and shit in their open hands. Cunts.

We’re thinking that it would be cool if the creators of this Christmas parody took over the show. Bet our boss would watch it then!