files/pictures/picture-35.jpgAfter being pushed out of showrunner role on the series, Frank Darabont will remain on as an exec producer of THE WALKING DEAD, the hit series he created, reports Deadline.com
. How this will affect his input into the AMC series is yet unknown. The legalities of his new role are still being hammered out. Since his departure Glen Mazzara has taken over as showrunner.
The zombie drama is AMC’s highest-rated series and season one's finale drew six million viewers, the highest ratings for a basic cable drama ever. The new season begins on Oct. 16.