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

Robert Kirkman's Skybound Closes TV Deal With Amazon

Robert Kirkman's Skybound Closes TV Deal With Amazon

Amazon has closed on an overall deal with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman that includes a first-look deal with Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment. He is also cited saying that Skybound is looking out for 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", Tal Yguado said.

Kirkman had been at AMC since the 2010 launch of blockbuster drama The Walking Dead. Kirkman is also consulting producer of after-show The Talking Dead. "Robert and the team at Skybound are some of the most innovative and fearless creatives in the business".

Kirkman's comic Outcast airs on Cinemax. "Together, we plan to explore immersive worlds and bold ideas for Prime Video".

This lucrative Amazon deal involves Kirkman's own entertainment company, Skybound Entertainment. "Their new foray into genre fiction has us at peak optimism for what can be accomplished during this unprecedented partnership". Sharon Tal Yguado has been an instrumental force in the success of Walking Dead and Outcast from day one. Two years ago, Kirkman signed an overall deal with the network that made it the home for any upcoming projects.

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.

Amazon's (AMZN) studio division on Friday announced a creative agreement with Robert Kirkman, creator of the "Walking Dead" comics that served as the inspiration for the eponymous hit TV series. In addition, Invincible is being developed at Universal with Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg working on the superhero tale. (Outcast, which was already underway at Cinemax, was exempted from the deal.) Despite declining ratings over the past 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. "Look out world, here we come!"

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