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Monday, December 23, 2013

The Walking Dead Creator Sues Over Alleged Wrongful Termination

The creator of one of the most popular shows on American television, ‘The Walking Dead’, is now suing AMC Network following his alleged wrongful termination from the media company.

Image gives credit to AMC-TV.
According to recent reports, the man behind AMC’s hit series, ‘The Walking Dead’, Frank Darabont, filed a lawsuit claiming that he was supposed to get 12.5 percent of the show’s profits but AMC had fired him in 2011. Thus, he had not received even a single penny.

Darabont has described the show as a juggernaut, which in fact, beats Sunday Night Football at times. On the other hand, AMC allegedly has told him that the show is operating at a deficit.

He has further claimed in his lawsuit that the AMC has completely defrauded him by producing and distributing the show itself and aggressively cooking the books to drive him out of his share.

In addition, he told several media sources that what really triggered him to hit the ceiling is the fact that the creator of ‘Mad Men’, a show which is also aired in AMC receives a huge chunk of $3 million per episode even though the said show gets less than a quarter of ‘The Walking Dead’s viewership.

Meanwhile, reports have confirmed that Darabont is seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages from AMC.

Apparently, the lawsuit is just in its early stage. Thus, no one can yet determine whether how far the case can go.

‘The Walking Dead’ is indeed a good serial drama. It’s like an eye-opener that lets you imagine yourself into an era where such walking dead bodies do exist. However, that would still not enough to support his claims. As it is, proving such claims is pretty tough and daunting particularly in Los Angeles wherein at-will employment is binding. Thus, in similar cases, a wrongful termination lawyer usually works relentlessly to ensure that the client’s case will be resolved. 

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