Creator Of 'The Walking Dead' Robert Kirkman Lands Amazon Deal

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In a stunning move, Kirkman and his Skybound Entertainment company have exited their overall deal with longtime home AMC in favor of what is said to be a sizable two-year overall deal with Amazon Studios. Under the arrangement, Kirkman and his company Skybound Entertainment will develop TV projects for Amazon Prime.

While this has often caused issues with other shows (such as the cancelation of Netflix's Sense8, or Adult Swim's Metalocalypse), it means that The Walking Dead doesn't have to finish just because Kirkman is gone.

The company said the deal with Mr. Kirkman comes amid a push to expand science fiction, fantasy and horror offerings on Prime Video. Sharon Tal Yguado (now head of event series for Amazon Studies) has been an instrumental force in the success of "Walking Dead" and "Outcast" from day one. Kirkman said a "forward-thinking" place like Amazon is the flawless fit for his work, which is largely based on his own comic series.

Kirkman is co-creator, writer and producer of Fear the Walking Dead and executive producer of the AMC series Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics, and pre-apocalyptic drama Five Year, which is being developed for multiple territories including Germany, India and Italy. "Robert and the team at Skybound are some of the most innovative and fearless creatives in the business. Look out world, here we come!"

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First and foremost a comic creator, Kirkman has seen groundbreaking success in the adaptation of his comic book titles into major franchises in all forms of content. " Meanwhile, Fear the Walking Dead continues to build its own respective audience by way of the season 3.5 trailer that debuted at San Diego Comic Con 2017 - and the latest word has Kirkman expanding his storytelling reach even further".

According to published reports, Kirkman will continue to be a part of the existing AMC series, which also include a comic-book documentary series. The project will be written, directed and produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for Universal Pictures. On an worldwide scale, Kirkman is also developing five seasons of a pre-apocalyptic Korean drama called, "Five Year" that will air locally on Korean television and digital streamer Viki for the rest of the world.

This also sounds reasonable because The Walking Dead is in alignment with those qualifications. Want us to produce and run your series?

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