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Robert Kirkman Ditches AMC For Amazon

Written by Tim Midura on Sunday, August 13 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Robert Kirkman Ditches AMC For Amazon

Expect more Walking Dead spinoffs to keep AMC afloat.


Source: Skybound

The richest man in Kentucky Robert Kirkman and Skybound has signed an overall deal with Amazon, leaving long-time partner AMC in the dust. The projects coming to Prime Video will be overseen by Kirkman, Skybound co-founder David Alpert, and Skybound's co-presidents of TV & Film Bryan and Sean Furst.

Skybound's television adaptations include AMC's The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead and Cinemax's OutcastThief of Thieves is currently in development hell with AMC, and with the announcement of the Amazon partnership, the adaptation seems unlikely. Invincible is in production at Universal, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg attached. 

Unadapted, but most likely soon to be adapted, Kirkman comic books include Super Dinosaur, Battle Pope, Tech Jacket, SuperPatriotAstounding Wolf-Man, and Image United.





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