The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman, has signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios to produce original TV content for Prime Video. Serving as executive producer on The Walking Dead and its spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead on AMC, Kirkman is additionally involved in the original horror series Outcast - which was also based in part on an original comic book series of the same name that he created.
By no means a slouch when it comes to producing popular TV programming, Kirkman's work behind the scenes of The Walking Dead heading into season 8 holds a slate of episodes that will see its central protagonists heading into an "All-out war story." 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 Deadline, Kirkman has signed an overall deal with Amazon to produce original TV content for Prime Video in association with his Skybound Entertainment banner. With frequent creative collaborator David Alpert in tow, The Walking Dead creator is all set to help push Amazon further into the realm of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror. Speaking to the deal singed with Kirkman, Amazon Studios Head of Event Series, Sharon Tal Yguado, stated:
"Robert is a gifted storyteller who shares our passion for elevated genre storytelling that pushes boundaries. Robert and the team at Skybound are some of the most innovative and fearless creatives in the business. Together, we plan to explore immersive worlds and bold ideas for Prime Video."
Echoing Tal Yguado's kind sentiments, Kirkman had the following to say about his impending partnership with Amazon Studios in the creation of original genre-based TV series under his Skybound banner:
"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. A forward thinking company like Amazon is the perfect home for us. Sharon Tal Yguado has been an instrumental force in the success of The Walking Dead and Outcast from day one. Being able to not only continue that relationship, but also expand it into new territory with the vast resources of Amazon, means great things are ahead for myself, David Alpert, Skybound, and fans of awesome entertainment."
Tal Yguado has worked with Kirkman in the past while supervising The Walking Dead for Fox International Channels and developing Outcast. This, in turn, should help Kirkman's marriage to Amazon run a little smoother than it might have otherwise.
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