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Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Signs Deal With Amazon

August 11, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Coming Soon reports that Amazon has signed a deal with Robert Kirkman and a first-look deal with Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment (co-founded by David Alpert). The company will develop TV projects exclusively for Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Studios recently announced they would push for more sci-fi, fantasy and horror programs. Skybound Entertainment co-presidents of film and television, Bryan and Sean Furst, will oversee production with Kirkman and Alpert.

Amazon Studios Head of Event Series Sharon Tal Yguado 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.

Kirkman added: “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!

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