Amazon Studios has scored an overall deal with Robert Kirkman and a first-look deal with Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment.
Kirkman and Skybound—behind the TV hits The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Outcast—will develop television projects to debut exclusively on Prime Video. Skybound was co-founded by Kirkman and longtime collaborator David Alpert, both of whom will oversee the Amazon project slate in conjunction with Skybound Entertainment’s co-presidents of film and television, Bryan and Sean Furst.
“Robert is a gifted storyteller who shares our passion for elevated genre storytelling that pushes boundaries,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, the head of event series at 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.”
“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,” added 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!”