The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has signed an overall deal with Amazon relating to creating original content. Additionally, Skybound Entertainment has signed a first-look deal with the streaming service. Skybound Entertainment co-presidents Bryan and Sean Furst will oversee the Amazon productions alongside Kirkman and Skybound co-founder David Alpert.
Sharon Tal Yguado, head of event series for Amazon Studios shared her thoughts of excitement in regards to the deal:
“Robert is a gifted storyteller who shares our passion for elevated genre storytelling that pushes boundaries. 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.”
Kirkman echoed Amazon’s excitement by issuing the following statement:
“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!”
This certainly is exciting news for any Kirkman or Skybound fan as this means more awesome content will soon be in the works and be available via Amazon Prime. Congratulations Robert Kirkman and Skybound Entertainment on this new business venture! We can’t wait to see the amazing programming that comes out of this deal.