According to Deadline, Frank Darabont is leaving his position as showrunner of AMC’s The Walking Dead. The filmmaker wrote and directed the series pilot and served as executive producer. There is no word whether or not Darabont is leaving The Walking Dead entirely or if he will still remain a part of the show in some way. AMC has not made an official statement in regards to the news. Last week Darabont appeared at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con promoting The Walking Dead’s upcoming second season. The Walking Dead returns to television Sunday, October, 16th at 9PM | 8C.