‘Walking Dead’ Creator Sells End of a World Drama Series

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is prepared to try a finish of a universe — again.

Kirkman and his Skybound Entertainment has sole play Five Year to Korean streaming use Viki, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Based on an strange story, a pre-apocalyptic array centers on a family vital underneath a hazard of a lethal meteor headed toward Earth. It will be filmed as a Korean drama. Viki has handed out a 16-episode order. The array will take place over 5 years, with Kirkman and Skybound Entertainment boss and co-founder David Alpert overseeing a drama. A premiere date has not been determined.

“This has been a story we have wanted to tell for utterly some time, though David and we wanted to make certain it found a correct home where it could grow and breathe creatively. Looking during what Viki has finished in not usually a thespian array space, though transforming a approach viewers devour and interpret media, we knew immediately Five Year had found a home,” creator and Skybound CEO Kirkman said.

Added Alpert: “As clinging fans of Korean cinema, radio and culture, we’re anxious to be rising what we wish is a initial of many collaborations with a Korean party industry. Five Year, that tells a story of one family traffic with a imminent apocalypse, is a ideal skill to launch a partnership. It highlights a heated interpersonal moments that Korean dramas constraint so good and sets them opposite a epic backdrop for that Skybound has turn known.”

Kirkman combined Five Year after The Walking Dead. The judgment had a roots with a thought of multitude meaningful it had a calculable finish — distinct underline films Armageddon or Deep Impact, both of that explored meteors crashing toward Earth. The series, Alpert tells THR, is a embellishment for life in which everyone has an “end date,” though nobody likes to consider about it. The array will use a family to try what people would do meaningful that a universe would finish in 5 years — starting with denial, afterwards acceptance and eventually their reactions.

“The crash for a dollar they’re means to get is amazing,” pronounced Alpert, who has been to Seoul dozens of times. “They do good dramas and communication with people, though what they can’t do on a k-budget is large-scale spectacle,” he said, observant that Five Year will underline a epic range though be told by a lens of a family to offer a some-more insinuate and personal story a la anticipating adore in wartime.

If successful, Alpert pronounced they’re open to carrying a Five Year format blending worldwide or even dubbed for stateside distribution.

For Skybound, Five Year becomes a latest scripted series. The association also produces AMC’s The Walking Dead, prequel Fear a Walking Dead and their messenger speak shows. They subsequent have Cinemax’s Outcast, based on Kirkman’s exorcism comic book of a same name. Last year, Skybound, that has a possess Kirkman-led impress during Image Comics, expelled a initial underline film, Norman Reedus starrer Air. It also produces mixed ongoing comic book series, including The Walking Dead and Invincible, and has YouTube strange array Gone, accessible on Samsung’s Milk VR headset, as good as Scare PewDiePie set for YouTube Red after this year.

Kirkman is repped by CAA, Alpert during Circle of Confusion and Katz Golden.

Viki.com is a tellurian TV site charity TV shows, cinema and other reward calm translated into some-more than 200 languages by fans. Viki is a auxiliary of Japanese Internet services association Rakuten.

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