Stephen King Confirms ‘Walking Dead’ Rumors

The famed novelist is in talks to write an episode of the series.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Stephen King Confirms 'Walking Dead' Rumors

During last weekend’s C2E2 in Chicago, "The Walking Dead" cast member Laurie Holden dropped a bombshell when she revealed that Stephen King was possibly in line to write an episode during the upcoming second season.

Taking the rumor straight to King himself, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that King is in talks to pen a "Walking Dead" script. According to King, "The Walking Dead" showrunner/executive producer Frank Darabont “has expressed enthusiastic interest for season 2 or possibly 3.”

King also indicated that negotiations are early, but he may co-write the script with his son, Joe Hill; who is an accomplished horror novelist himself and is currently working with Fox on an adaptation of "Locke & Key."

Darabont and King have a long history together, with Darabont directing three adaptations of King’s work: "The Shawshank Redemption," "The Green Mile" and "The Mist."

Additionally, King has previously written for a TV a series that he didn’t create when he teamed up with Chris Carter for a script during the fifth season of "The X-Files." He also produced and acted in the "Kingdom Hospital" miniseries for ABC, which was based on a Dutch original series.

Several adaptations of King’s work have also been developed for television, with King himself sometimes appearing in cameo roles in "The Stand," "The Shining," "The Golden Years," "The Langoliers" and "The Storm of The Century."

Last season, King also made a guest appearance on the FX series "Sons of Anarchy."