The Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman has signed an overall TV development deal with Amazon, specifically to develop genre content for Amazon Prime Video, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Kirkman's Amazon deal comes just as the writer's 2015 "first look" deal with AMC is expiring. The deal also includes a "first look" agreement with Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment.
"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,” Kirkman said in a statement. "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 1. 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!"
The deal will presumably not effect The Walking Dead or Fear the Walking Dead, which will continue to be broadcast on AMC, or Kirkman's other pre-existing television projects.