Former showrunner of AMC zombie hit has moved on to create TNT drama, 'Mob City,' but still has hard feelings over abrupt dismissal.
Former "Walking Dead" show-runner Frank Darabont's grudge over his abrupt dismissal from the AMC zombie series is very much alive and kicking.
"No more than I would go to the wedding of somebody who broke my heart and left me for the Pilates instructor."
The 54-year-old Darabont was let go from the hit show he co-created in 2011 after reportedly butting heads with AMC execs over budgets. The "Shawshank Redemption" writer had taken the high road over his messy divorce from the show that still bears his name in the opening credits.
"One does become very emotionally attached to the things that one does," Darabont told EW. "I get tremendously invested. Why would I do that? Absolutely not."
"The Walking Dead" has had a high body count for its show-runners. Darabont's replacement, Glen Mazzara, also left at the end of last season; successor Scott M. Gimple is the show's third show-runner in four seasons.
Darabont has rebounded since nicely with his period mob drama, "Mob City," which is set to debut on TNT on Dec. 4.
Based on the non-fiction book, "LA Noir," by John Buntin, the series chronicles the 1940s battle between Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker and mobster Mickey Cohen.
The series reunites him with two of his former "Walking Dead" actors -- Jon Bernthal and Jeffrey DeMunn.