Dec 17 The creator behind the hit TV series "The
Walking Dead" is suing the cable network AMC claiming that he
was cheated out of profits.
Frank Darabont, who developed the TV show about a zombie
apocalypse and was fired after the first season, filed the
lawsuit on Tuesday in a New York State Supreme Court.
Darabont said that the way AMC is calculating the show's
licensing fees is depriving him and other participants of tens
of millions of dollars, the lawsuit stated.
A representative for AMC did not immediately respond to a
request seeking comment.
Based on a comic book series by the same name, "The Walking
Dead" follows a sheriff's deputy as he tries to save survivors
from flesh-eating zombies.
Already in its fourth season, the series has been a huge
success. In October its season premier drew its largest audience
in the show's history with more than 16 million viewers.
AMC, owned by AMC Networks Inc, is also home to the
hit series "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad".
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the lawsuit.