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‘Walking Dead’ Creator Inks Major Pact — But It’s Not With AMC

Aug 11, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Robert Kirkman, creator of the AMC megahit “The Walking Dead,” is doing some walking of his own. Kirkman has just closed an overall deal with Amazon Studios that includes a first-look deal for his Skybound Entertainment.

Kirkman and Skybound will develop television projects to premiere exclusively on Prime Video.

“This collaboration comes on the heels of Amazon Studios’ new expanded push into science fiction, fantasy and horror programming,” Amazon said in the announcement. “Skybound Entertainment’s co-presidents of film and television, Bryan and Sean Furst, will oversee the Amazon project slate in conjunction with Kirkman and [David] Alpert.”

Said Sharon Tal Yguado, head of event series for Amazon Studios: “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.”

Please click here to read the full announcement.

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