The Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman Signs Deal With Amazon

The Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman Signs Deal With Amazon

Amazon.com (AMZN) secured a two-year deal with Robert Kirkman, the creator of mega-hit "The Walking Dead", taking the television mastermind from his longtime home at AMC Networks (AMCX), according to the Hollywood Reporter. The new pact means that Skybound will be developing future projects exclusively for Amazon and that the online retail behemoth will have a first-look deal with Skybound. (Outcast, which was already underway at Cinemax, was exempted from the deal.) Despite declining ratings over the previous year, The Walking Dead has continued to be one of the biggest hits in television, and the overall deal was a way for AMC to keep one of its most profitable hitmakers in-house.

"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".

"Robert is a gifted storyteller who shares our passion for elevated genre storytelling that pushes boundaries", said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Event Series, Amazon Studios. " 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". "Robert and the team at Skybound are some of the most innovative and fearless creatives in the business".

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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. "Together, we plan to explore immersive worlds and bold ideas for Prime Video".

Do you think Robert Kirkman's departure from AMC will have negative consequences on The Walking Dead? The company has global play Five Year; VR series GONEfor Samsung's Milk VR; VR horror series Lies Within for Delusion. Sharon Tal Yguado has been an instrumental force in the success of Walking Dead and Outcast from day one.

Skybound Entertainment's co-presidents of film and television, Bryan and Sean Furst, will oversee the Amazon project slate in conjunction with Kirkman and collaborator David Alpert. "Look out world, here we come!"

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