‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Leaving AMC for Amazon
Horror fans rejoice! The crew behind mega zombie hit The Walking Dead is snatching up production deals left and right.
Creator Robert Kirkman is the latest name added to that list.
What creepy content does Robert have in store for us?
Robert and his publishing company Skybound have signed on with Amazon’s Prime Video to improve the streaming network’s horror and sci-fi slate, according to Variety.
Several key Skybound members will be joining Robert to oversee Amazon’s new content slate.
The TV vet will be developing series exclusively for Prime Video, which will effectively put an end to his overall deal with AMC.
Details on Robert’s departure date have yet to be revealed.
“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,” Robert said.
“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.”
Head of Amazon Studios’ event series Sharon Tal Yguado praised Robert’s vision and work ethic.
“Robert is a gifted storyteller who shares our passion for elevated genre storytelling that pushes boundaries.”
She continued, “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.”
Losing Robert may seem like a huge blow to AMC — but the network has a few tricks up their sleeve.
They’ll be looking to the rest of TWD crew to build their network’s future.
Fear the Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson was announced to be leaving his post on the zombie drama’s sister show.
He’ll now be overseeing the production of original content for the network as a whole, Deadline reports.
And there’s even more content from TWD alums heading our way.
Triple-threat (director, producer, practical effects wizard extraordinaire) Greg Nicotero will be helming an anthology horror series for AMC.
Meanwhile, Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick has an eerie look at the dark side of fame in the works.
Chris’s Underbelly will explore “celebrity, greed, alienation, obsession, and vanity.”
Robert’s exit from AMC may be hard for Walker Stalkers to fathom, but in the end, it just means more horror content for us to love.
The Walking Dead premieres Sunday, October 22 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.