11/19/2013 03:16 pm ET Updated Nov 19, 2013

Frank Darabont Slams AMC Over 'The Walking Dead'


Frank Darabont, one of the brains that brought "The Walking Dead" to life on AMC, will not watch the show he helped create.

“Oh god no, why would I,” he told Variety. “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?"

Darabont served as showrunner for "The Walking Dead" Season 1 and a portion of Season 2 before leaving the series under unfavorable terms. After his exit, news spread that he was fired amidst budget problems.

Since Darabont's exit, "The Walking Dead" has been steered by Glenn Mazzara and now Scott Gimple. "Something similar happened to me when I was a showrunner on Crash,” Mazzara told EW in 2011, “and I know how painful it is when there’s a change like that made. And I know how hard Frank worked, so emotionally, I felt his pain. I really just felt horrible that he was going through that because I had a similar experience."

Darabont compared the powers that be at AMC to "sociopaths" while discussing what happened to him on "The Walking Dead."

“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," Darabont told Variety about the series.

Darabont's "Mob City" premieres December 4 on TNT.

For more, click over to Variety.



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