Robert Kirkman has signed a "rich, multiyear" overall deal with AMC for television, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes just a few weeks after Kirkman signed a similiar deal for feature films with Universal Pictures. According to THR, this deal keeps Kirkman on as executive producer of The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead and the interview show The Talking Dead, and opens the door for new television projects. AMC optioned Kirkman's Thief of Thieves back in 2012, but there's been no substantial update on that project as of yet.
"Robert Kirkman is a remarkable creative talent, a partner and a friend," says AMC president Charlie Collier. "We at AMC feel so fortunate to be working with him in-house and — beginning this summer, among other shared endeavors — extending our fight against the zombie masses to another major metropolitan area."
Exclusions were included in the deal to allow Kirkman to continue work on the Cinemax television adaptation of his and Paul Azaceta's Outcast.
This new deal adds to an already busy plate for Kirkman, with the Universal film deal, the reported spot on Paramount's Transformers writers' room for future films, his television shows, overseeking Skybound Entertainment, and writing the comic books The Walking Dead, Invincible and Outcast.