Amazon Takes 'Walking Dead' Creator Robert Kirkman from AMC

Robert Kirkman's Skybound Closes TV Deal With Amazon

Robert Kirkman's Skybound Closes TV Deal With Amazon

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kirkman has signed an exclusive two-year deal with Amazon Studios in what he's calling "an unprecedented partnership", ending his time with The Walking Dead network #AMC. Under the arrangement, Kirkman and his company Skybound Entertainment will develop TV projects for Amazon Prime. He also serves as a consulting producer on the Talking Dead aftershow and executive produces the AMC series Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics. In 2010, his Eisner award winning series, The Walking Dead, was developed into an AMC television series. These signal a change in the company's once smaller ambitions, and show that Kirkman's committed to making Skybound - and his comics - bigger than ever.

For now nothing should change for The Walking Dead or Fear The Walking Dead.

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". 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. Comic book titles published by Skybound include: The Walking Dead, Invincible, Outcast, Birthright, Green Valley, Horizon, and Demonic. The company has global play Five Year; VR series GONEfor Samsung's Milk VR; VR horror series Lies Within for Delusion.

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Amazon Channels: Over 100 video subscriptions to networks like HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, PBS KIDS, Acorn TV, and more, available to Amazon Prime members in the U.S. as add-ons to their membership.

This also sounds reasonable because The Walking Dead is in alignment with those qualifications.

Amazon has added a big name to its Prime streaming service's lineup.

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Earlier this week, Netflix revealed their acquisition of Mark Millar's Millarworld and Disney's announcement that they'll be pulling their content off Netflix for a new wholly-owned House of Mouse streaming platform, this deal is yet another sign of the shifting sands for the television landscape.

The deal is the latest for Skybound, which also has a two-year first look arrangement with Universal, as Variety reports. In features, Kirkman will produce Invincible based on his long-running comic book.

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