Comic book-television juggernaut Robert Kirkman is readying another new project in both mediums. Announced Monday in a press release, Kirkman and his Image Comics Skybound imprint, AMC’s The Walking Dead executive producer David Alpert’s Circle of Confusion and Fox International Channels (FIC, the international distributor of The Walking Dead) are developing a script for a drama series based on Kirkman’s upcoming comic book series set in the world of exorcism.
Reads the release: "Told through the Kirkman prism, the series follows a young man, Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it."Kirkman states, "Sharon Tal Yguado and the entire team at FOX International Channels have been instrumental in making The Walking Dead the worldwide success that it has become. I couldn't resist the opportunity to continue working with this forward-thinking and extremely talented group."
“Exorcism has captivated movie audiences all over the world but has never been explored on television,” said Tal Yguado, EVP Global Scripted Programming and Original Development at FIC. "Robert Kirkman, who forever changed the scope of Cable TV with The Walking Dead, possesses an unparalleled talent of telling big concept stories in a smart and incredibly genuine way. We couldn’t be more excited to be working with him on this project, which we see as a reinvention of the genre."
The new exorcism drama joins the upcoming adaptation of Kirkman's comic book sreries Thief of Thieves, also in development at AMC with Alpert/Circle of Confusion.Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!