Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound to adapt Korean feature The Villainess

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment and Next Entertainment World’s Content Panda have partnered to produce The Villainess, a scripted series based on the 2017 Korean film of the same name. Skybound and Contents Panda are currently looking for a writer for The Villainess. Jung Byung-gil, who directed the original film, is attached to direct to pilot episode. […]

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound & SPT launch scripted venture

Skybound Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has launched Skybound Galactic, a new venture formed and led by Rick Jacobs (pictured) that will finance the development and production of scripted television series. SPT is an investor in Galactic and will sell international rights for projects from the venture. Skybound Galactic’s current development includes Thief of […]

Ryan Murphy exits Fox for exclusive $300m Netflix deal

Netflix has pulled off perhaps its biggest production coup to date by prising US super-producer Ryan Murphy away from Fox through an exclusive US$300 million deal. Over recent weeks, rumours have rumbled on that SVOD giant Netflix would sign Murphy (pictured), who is known for series such as American Horror Story and Glee, to bolster its original programming […]

The Walking Dead’s Kirkman signs deal with Amazon

Amazon has closed an overall deal with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and a first-look deal with his prodco Skybound Entertainment. Kirkman and the prodco will develop titles to debut exclusively on Prime Video. Skybound’s co-presidents of film and television, Bryan and Sean Furst, will oversee the Amazon project slate in conjunction with Kirkman […]

Fox scoops UK Wolf Creek as Outcast goes big

Fox UK has bought Wolf Creek, the Australian series based on the eponymous horror movie series. The deal hands Fox the UK rights to the six-part series, and the pay TV channel will launch it on August 30, in a 10pm slot. Wolf Creek is distributed by Zodiak Rights, which struck the deal. It follows […]

Cinemax developing Marvel drama

HBO-owned premium pay channel Cinemax is developing a Marvel Television series. The US network is working on a TV adaptation of the Marvel / Icon Comics series Scarlet, according to various reports. The series creator, Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis, had said the series was in development at HBO, but US news sources confirmed […]

Fox preps global Outcast launch

Fox Networks Group is preparing a 125-country launch for Outcast, the upcoming drama from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. The ten-part series is the first original out of Fox’s international channels and production division. In the US the series will bow on HBO sister net Cinemax on June 3. The channel yesterday announced a […]

Viki orders Kirkman pre-apocalypse original

International online video platform Viki has exclusively bagged a Robert Kirkman-created original drama set in a pre-apocalyptic world. Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment will produce Five Year, which is about a family living on an Earth that set five years away from being struck by a deadly meteor. The 16-episode show will be filmed as a Korean […]

Walking Dead team pact with Insurrection

The creators of zombie drama The Walking Dead have signed a pod deal with indie talent-focused Insurrection Media. Robert Kirkman (pictured left, on right) and David Alpert’s Skybound Entertainment becomes the latest company to partner with Insurrection, coming after Wet Hot American Summer producer Jonathan Stern and former Paramount Digital senior executive Keith Quinn signed […]

Fear the Walking Dead smashes cable records

The much-anticipated zombie drama Fear the Walking Dead has gone into the record books after delivering huge debut numbers. The 90-minute debut episode of the AMC show took 10.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched cable premiere in American television history in total numbers and all key demos, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals data. In […]