Former 'Walking Dead' Showrunner Frank Darabont Sues AMC

12/18/2013 10:00 am ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014

It looks like zombies aren't the only things in "The Walking Dead" to watch out for.

Frank Darabont, the original showrunner for AMC's monster hit series, has filed a lawsuit against the cable channel for denying him “tens of millions of dollars of profits,” reports Entertainment Weekly.

“The within action arises out of the unabated effort of a television conglomerate (AMC) to deprive Frank Darabont -- the artist who created, wrote, directed, and produced the television series 'The Walking Dead' -- of his contractual entitlement to profits from the series," read the lawsuit Darabont filed with his talent agency CAA.

The zombie series has had its fair share of behind-the-scenes drama. Not only was Darabont given the boot from AMC, but Glen Mazzara, the showrunner after him was also fired after season 3.

AMC has not yet made a comment about the lawsuit.

"The Walking Dead" returns to finish its fourth season in Feb.

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