The Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman Signs Deal With Amazon

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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.

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.

The creator of "The Walking Dead" has agreed to develop new programming that will air exclusively on Amazon.com Inc.'s streaming service, the web giant said Friday.

Kirkman is coming off an overall deal at AMC where he and Skybound have two series, The Walking Dead, based on Kirkman's graphic novel, and companion Fear the Walking Dead, which he co-created.

"At Skybound Entertainment we strive to tell the best stories in the most unique and creative ways in an effort to always break new ground. Together, we plan to explore immersive worlds and bold ideas for Prime Video". Sharon Tal Yguado has been an instrumental force in the success of Walking Dead and Outcast from Day 1. This ends his long-running partnership with cable network AMC, who previously was the home for many of Kirkman's television projects.


Kirkman's Amazon Prime deal should have both comics and streaming fans alike excited, but we'll have to wait and see to find out what exactly comes out of the new partnership. He is also executive producer of the AMC series Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics, and the pre-apocalyptic drama, Five Year, that is being developed for multiple territories including Germany, India, Brazil, and Italy. So what does this mean for The Walking Dead? In addition, Invincible is being developed at Universal with Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg working on the superhero tale.

This also sounds reasonable because The Walking Dead is in alignment with those qualifications.

Skybound Entertainment, the multiplatform entertainment company led by Robert Kirkman and David Alpert, is responsible for such television hits including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Outcast. This is standard procedure for most networks.

Kirkman is a big get for Amazon, which sources say has been making a push for genre fare that is said to be a top priority for the company's CEO Jeff Bezos.

News of the Skybound/Amazon deal broke in The Hollywood Reporter this morning.

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