Although Robert Kirkman has brought The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead to AMC, he’ll soon be working with giant streamer, Amazon, who produce shows like Goliath and Sneaky Pete.
Robert Kirkman Signs Deal With Amazon
With Kirkman comes Skybound Entertainment company, and a two-year overall deal with Amazon Studios. Under this new document, Kirkman will be developing projects exclusively for Amazon’s Prime streaming service.
The co-presidents of Skybound, Bryan and Sean Furst, will oversee the project with Robert Kirkman.
Kirkman Reunites With Sharon Yguado
The Hollywood Reporter writes:
“The deal reunites Kirkman with Sharon Tal Yguado, the former head of Fox International Channels who supervised the worldwide rollout of The Walking Dead and developed Kirkman’s exorcist comic Outcast for television before it was published.”
“Tal Yguado joined Amazon in January as head of event series with a focus on science fiction, action, fantasy and horror series. She reports directly to Amazon head of originals Roy Price.”
“Robert is a gifted storyteller who shares our passion for elevated genre storytelling that pushes boundaries,” Tal Yguado said. “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.”
Jeff Bezos Thrilled To Get Kirkman
This is a major play for Amazon, who has also been acquiring businesses like Whole Foods left and right as they continue to grow. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezoes has said that it is a top priority for his company, especially with the success of The Walking Dead on AMC.
In a way, this new deal is a blow to AMC since they originally signed Robert Kirkman back in 2015 to cover his first real deal. Kirkman also has a film deal with Universal Pictures where he’s working on an adaption of his comic, Invincible.
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