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'The Walking Dead' creator Frank Darabont files lawsuit against AMC

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After being pushed out of his role as showrunner of The Walking Dead during the show’s season 2 run, Frank Darabont is now taking legal action against AMC, claiming he was denied “tens of millions of dollars of profits” from the successful zombie series.

Earlier today, Darabont filed a lawsuit claiming that AMC is guilty of a breach of contract and that therefore the company owes him money. The lawsuit states, “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.”

It continues, “As a result, Darabont, as well as his talent agency representative CAA, have been deprived of their contractual rights to tens of millions of dollars of profits from the series.”

AMC had no comment on the lawsuit.