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King Confirms He’s In Talks To Write Walking Dead Episode

One of the more intriguing tidbits emerging over the weekend from the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo originated in The Walking Dead panel, where co-star Laurie Holden revealed, “I heard a rumor that Stephen King’s going to write [an episode].” Although it may have sounded too good to be true, it turns out it’s more than mere rumor.

The master of horror confirms to Entertainment Weekly that he is, indeed, in talks to write an episode of AMC’s hit zombie series, although it remains to be seen whether it would be for Season 2 or Season 3. It would be a reunion for King and executive producer Frank Darabont, who’s directed three films based on the author’s work: The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist.

But wait! There’s more! King reveals the plan is for him to co-write the episode with his son Joe Hill, bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns and writer of the acclaimed comic-book series Locke & Key.

Based on the long-running comic series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, The Walking Dead will return for its second season this fall.


  • demoncat_4

    a perfect match. the master of horror doing a tv show about a horror featuring zombies. hope Steven winds up doing the episode where the governor comes a calling.

  • Dawnell_do

    Hopefully the episode Steven King writes will make him the lead writer for own season, because how many writers do they have left.

  • Teresa S.

    There was only one writer that quit, Charles Eglee. I had heard they were contracting writers to do specific episodes, instead of keeping a writing staff. But who knows, there are conflicting reports.

  • Dano1881

    definitely they should hand a season over to SK to write that would be amazing.

  • The Anti-Bieber!

    This is great news! See how it goes in comic book screen adaptationland? Every time we get an insurmountable ton of incoming suckage like the new Wonder Woman tv series and it’s first shot of the actress in the costume, we get news like King writing an episode of The Walking Dead.
    Kind of like, every time a fanboy screams, a zombie get’s some brains! :D

  • SoopDawg

    Is he really needed

  • Thom Vane

    I’m a fan of both, but the subject matter seems a little pedestrian for King.

  • Chris Schillig

    Pedestrian? He cut his teeth on stories similar to this. It’s a perfect match!

  • Jacob

    Zombie apocalypse is “pedestrian”?