Kirkman and Skybound will develop new television series to debut exclusive on Amazon's Prime Video streaming service. Bryan and Sean Furst, Skybound Entertainment's co-presidents of film and television, will oversee the Amazon project slate, along with Kirkman and Skybound co-founder and The Walking Dead co-executive producer David Alpert.
“Robert is a gifted storyteller who shares our passion for elevated genre storytelling that pushes boundaries,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, head of event series for Amazon Studios. “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.”
Outside of Kirkman's best known work with The Walking Dead in both comics and on AMC, the writer has crafted some other popular titles with Skybound and Image Comics. Among them are Invincible (which has a movie in development from Seth Rogan and Ian Goldberg), Outcast (which became a TV series on Cinemax), and the Walking Dead spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead.
“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,” said Kirkman. “A forward thinking company like Amazon is the perfect home for us. Their new foray into genre fiction has us at peak optimism for what can be accomplished during this unprecedented partnership. Sharon Tal Yguado has been an instrumental force in the success of 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. Look out world, here we come!”