AMC has picked up a new documentary series tentatively titled Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books from Robert Kirkman and his fellow The Walking Dead executive producer David Alpert, according to Variety. Reportedly scheduled as six hour-long episodes, the Hollywod trade says it will "explore the stories, people, and events that have transformed the world of comic books."
Heroes and Villains will be produced by Kirkman and Alpert's Skybound Entertainment shingle.
“We are incredibly excited to continue our partnership with Robert, David and Skybound. Beyond The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, they are prolific producers and publishers who have an amazing knowledge of comic book history and genre storytelling,” said Joel Stillerman, president of programming for both AMC and SundanceTV. “We believe going deep into the history behind some of the greatest comic books will be of great interest to this audience.”
“At the end of the day I am a comic fan first and foremost. I am a lover of the medium and the stories it enables people to tell,” said Kirkman. “I’m excited to partner with AMC once again to bring the stories of some the most influential people in comics to a television audience.”
AMC has developed quite a stable of comic book-related show, with the three shows in The Walking Dead franchise, Kevin Smith's Comic Book Men and upcoming talk show Geeking Out, and the upcoming Preacher series and companion after show.