Robert Kirkman is working on a new comic book and horror series combo.
The Walking Dead creator and executive producer is writing a script based on his upcoming comic book series set in the world of exorcisms.
Kirkman is developing the script for Fox International Channels, which airs and distributes The Walking Dead to non-U.S. territories. The project follows a young man 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.” To get a series a green light, the project would likely have to get a U.S. network on board too to distribute the show in North America (which shouldn’t be a problem if the script is compelling given the success of The Walking Dead).
“Exorcism has captivated movie audiences all over the world but has never been explored on television,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, executive vp of 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.”
Added Kirkman: “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.”