"The Walking Dead" Creator Robert Kirkman To Develop Apocalyptic Series "5 Year"

With AMC's "The Walking Dead" well into it's ninth season, Robert Kirkman, the man behind the comic series, has his sights set on a new series. Deadline reports today that Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment has inked an agreement with Entertainment One to create "Year 5."

“The upcoming series is set during the final five years before a fatal meteor hits the Earth.”

The site states, “With international deals already in place for Korea, the UK, Latin America, Germany, India Russia, China, and Italy for the five-season series and more in the mix, the Kirkman, David Alpert and Jon Goldman-run Skybound aim to localize 5 Year to take advantage of the scope of the small screen. That means evolving beyond the initial Korean deal announced in 2016 to where a different version of 5 Year will be produced for each market with narratives and characters set in that region. Those individualized 5 Year will be in that locale or nation’s own language while following an overall timeline for the entire series.”

Skybound and eOne will co-produce with eOne handling distribution and financing.


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