Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment is teaming with Viki, the tellurian TV site powered by fans, to furnish Five Year, a array formed on an strange Kirkman book that was a impulse for The Walking Dead. The pre-apocalyptic series, about a family vital underneath a hazard of a lethal meteor headed toward Earth, will be filmed as a Korean drama.
“This has been a story we have wanted to tell for utterly some time, though [fellow Skybound co-founder David Alpert] and we wanted to make certain it found a correct home where it could grow and breathe creatively,” pronounced Kirkman, who combined a new series. “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.”
The array will entrance a initial 16-episode deteriorate on Korean promote TV and worldwide on Viki. It will take place over a march of 5 years with 5 seasons anticipated. Filming will start after this year.
“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,” Alpert said. “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.”
Five Year is a second strange array constructed by Viki, a unit of Japanese Internet services association Rakuten with offices in San Francisco, Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo. Dramaworld, a 10-episode miniseries set in Los Angeles and Korea with a multinational expel and crew, will entrance in a open on Viki.com.
“In many ways, Viki and Skybound paint a destiny of tellurian entertainment, quite with Hollywood-Asia collaborations and VOD platforms like Viki heading placement and fan-building,” pronounced Viki CEO Tammy Nam. “We’re anxious to be operative with a creators and executive producers of one of a many renouned TV array of all time. The fact that David and Robert wanted to make ‘Five Year’ as a K-drama is a covenant to a large tellurian recognition and peculiarity of Asian programming.”