Late last year, there was a switch up with the writing staff for the second season of The Walking Dead. While it still isn't unclear whether they were fired or just moved onto new projects (different sources reported different sides of the story), it was noted that Frank Darabont was considering hiring freelance writers instead of a full writing staff to work on each episode.

That has turned out not to be the case, as Glen Mazzara has been hired as a writing executive producer and is putting together a new staff or writers for the second season. Glen Mazzara is probably best known for his writing on The Shield and also the episode Wildfire for The Walking Dead's first season.

In my review of season one, I mentioned that while I really enjoyed the show, I felt that it was more of a teaser than a complete season. I really hope they focus on character building and it looks like the hiring of Glen Mazzara is a good step in the right direction.

Source: Deadline