Now 'The Walking Dead' creator and producers are suing AMC

Now 'The Walking Dead' creator and producers are suing AMC

Co-creator and original showrunner Frank Darabont, who was sacked in Season 2, also sued AMC over his financial share.

There have been existing gaps between the network and the producers and creators of "The Walking Dead". The Walking Dead is one of the very first shows that AMC chose to try using vertical integration on, after their past hits, Breaking Bad and Mad Men, were both created by outside studios (SONY Television produced Breaking Bad and Lionsgate Television produced Mad Men).

Robert Kirkman's current deal is 5 percent of profits from The Walking Dead, while David Alpertis is paid 2.5 percent, Gale Anne Hurd is paid 7.5 percent, and showrunner Glen Mazzara receives 1.5 percent.

The producers are suing for "breach of contract, inducing breaches, and unfair or fraudulent business acts under California business code". After Payday, fans have high hopes that they will be able to work the same kind of magic on this Walking Dead game. Due to the connection between the two companies, the Walking Dead's profit participation statement fees are being questioned. Those substantial license fees for Mad Men and Breaking Bad continued in seasons five and beyond, even though their ratings were a fraction of TWD's. Among Darabont's claims was that AMC had denied him and CAA (Creative Artists Agency) promised profits from the show's incredible success. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Kirkman and the other creative "talent" have teamed up amidst claims that AMC reaped the profits of The Walking Dead while they were left in the dark. The lawsuit includes the trinity of AMC's The Walking Dead stable: The original program, Fear the Walking Dead, and even Talking Dead.

This new suit is similar to a still ongoing case originally brought against AMC in 2013 by Darabont, who developed the series and served as showrunner until he was removed midway through season 2.

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In what could be the biggest profits case in television history, the producers have alleged that they have been massively cheated by AMC.

The complaint alleges that's far less than AMC paid outside studios that produced other shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul, which had lower ratings than The Walking Dead.

Based on damages computed by Darabont's lawyers, AMC could be looking at a potential $1 billion bill. Virtually every studio that has had a successful show has been the target of litigation like this, and The Walking Dead has been the number one show on television for five years in a row, so this is no surprise.

AMC slammed the lawsuit as "opportunistic", though the network also took care to express "enormous respect and appreciation" for the producers. Unfortunately, it seems like a Catch-22 for AMC, if the likes of Kirkman and Hurd walk, you effectively have no show to go back to.

"It would certainly color mine", one high-level exec says of the trepidation that would come with going to AMC at a precarious time for the cabler.

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