Amazon Prime enters deal with The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman

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Fans of TV and comic book writer Robert Kirkman are about to get a huge gift, as Amazon Prime has just signed an overall deal with the Walking Dead creator and his production company Skybound Entertainment.

The agreement doesn’t affect existing properties such as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Outcast, but all future projects look like they’ll be appearing exclusively on Amazon Prime Video first. This kind of deal tends to mean good news for UK audiences, as streaming platforms almost always premiere their properties at the same time globally.

Sharon Tal Yguado, head of event series at Amazon Studios, said: “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.”

“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!”