After showrunner left The Walking Dead after the first season, I was very afraid that the show would tank in his absence. The style he brilliantly brought to the screen in The Shawshank Redemption and The Mist was perfect for the adaptation of Robert Kirkman's comics. Instead, the first episode of season 4 garnered the highest audience in the show's history. The shuffling of showrunners hasn't gone unnoticed, however. And now, Darabont has opened to Variety while promoting his new TNT show, Mob City, about whether or not he still watches the exploits of Rick Grimes during the zombie apocalypse:
“Oh god no, why would I,” he says. “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?”
He continues, “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.”
Unfortunately, it seems like this quote stood out more than anything he said about Mob City, which premieres on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 on TNT. The show stars , , and .