Stephen King May Write an Episode of THE WALKING DEAD

The Walking Dead

Just when I thought THE WALKING DEAD couldn’t get any better, I come across this bit of news.

EW’s Inside TV reports that the show might be getting a serious scare injection on its writing staff for next season when the master of horror himself, Stephen King, to take a stab at an episode of the zombie series.

The iconic horror novelist has confirmed that he is indeed currently in talks to pen an episode and I don’t know about you, but my imagination is already running wild with the possibilities of what that would mean.

The Walking Dead is executive-produced by Frank Darabont, who also happens to have directed three films based on King’s work (or four depending on if you count his 1983 short film The Woman in the Room).

King has reportedly said that Darabont “has expressed enthusiastic interest for season 2 or possibly 3.”

The author is still early in negotiations, but currently the plan appears to be for King to co-write an episode with his son, Joe Hill, the author of horror novels Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.

Season 1 was only six episodes long and all are still in my DVR because I can’t bear to part with them just yet. Coincidentally, I even re-watched the pilot just last night. So needless to say, I for one am extremely excited not only for season 2, but also to see what a writer like King does with the series.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing an episode of The Walking Dead penned by Stephen King?

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