Robert Kirkman Leaves AMC For Amazon

No terms were disclosed, but Amazon must have dropped a ton of cash in Robert Kirkman’s lap for the creator to leave AMC for a two-year deal.

It was announced Friday morning that Kirkman was taking Skybound Entertainment over to Amazon to develop genre projects, according to the press release.

“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,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Event Series, Amazon Studios.

The partnership is a first-look deal with Kirkman and David Alpert’s Skybound Entertainment. Amazon Studios is trying to get a foot-hold in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror programming. Kirkman is also very excited to work with the unlimited resources of Amazon.

“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. 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!” said Kirkman.

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Up next, Kirkman will produce ‘Invincible.’ The project will be written, directed and produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for Universal Pictures. Additional properties that could be developed by Amazon include Super Dinosaur, Battle Pope, Astounding Wolf-Man, and Thief of Thieves.

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Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.