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Robert Kirkman's Skybound Signs Deal With Amazon

12 August 2017, 12:56 | Anna Nguyen

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The e-commerce giant, which also makes clothing, tablets, television shows and pretty much anything else you can think of, has signed a deal with Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, the entity behind the hit apocalyptic zombie shows "The Walking Dead" and "Fear The Walking Dead". This means Kirkman's company has made an exclusive deal to create content specifically for the Amazon Prime platform for that amount of time. Kirkman's billion-dollar "The Walking Dead" franchise is the number one scripted drama in the key advertising demographic of adults ages 18 to 49.

Kirkman adapted his Eisner award-winning series "The Walking Dead" into a top-rated television series for AMC in 2010. "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".

"Robert is a gifted storyteller who shares our passion for elevated genre storytelling that pushes boundaries", said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Event Series, Amazon Studios. For the big screen, Kirkman will produce Invincible based on his long-running popular comic book.

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While AMC's The Walking Dead continues to be essentially the most profitable drama ever created for television, the station is going to be without the show's creator (for new projects, anyway) for at least the next two years. Comic book titles published by Skybound include: The Walking Dead, Invincible, Outcast, Birthright, Green Valley, Horizon, and Demonic.

At this point, Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment properties contracted with AMC and other venues "will play out their current season-order contracts". Skybound Entertainment's interactive division works with partners including Telltale's The Walking Dead, Free Range Games' Labyrinth, Night School Studios' Oxenfree, Pipeworks' Superfight, and Overkill's The Walking Dead. Keep in mind Amazon competes with several streaming services, including Netflix. This is standard procedure for most networks. Still, Kirkman's creative power is a force to be reckoned with and a proven recipe for success in original TV content production, so it seems like a good pick-up for Amazon's own original streaming content push.

The deal is the latest for Skybound, which also has a two-year first look arrangement with Universal, as Variety reports.



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