Robert Kirkman
United States
2018

Skybound Entertainment

Robert
Kirkman

Writer / Producer

About to enter its ninth season as AMC’s flagship show, “The Walking Dead” is as relentless as the undead hordes that populate it. Much of its continuity and growth — as well as its spinoff, “Fear the Walking Dead” — can be credited to Kirkman. The show’s co-creator has been a source of all things “Dead,” from the original comics to multiple teleplays to a series of novels. His astounding prolificacy keeps him casting out elsewhere as well. Through his Skybound Entertainment shingle, co-founded with David Alpert, the prolific Kirkman recently secured a straight-to-series order from Amazon on “Invincible,” an adaptation of his and Cory Walker’s long-running comic about father-son superheroes. No matter what happens to his cable phenomenon, Kirkman’s business is always booming.

Career

  • OUTCAST
  • THE WALKING DEAD
  • FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

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Creator Robert Kirkman on 15 Years of 'The Walking Dead'

Creator Robert Kirkman on 15 Years of 'The Walking Dead'

“I think I’m a little more focused. I take it a little more seriously. There’s a lot of pressure.”"The Walking Dead" run of comics turned 15 this month, something that creator Robert Kirkman thought would never happen and, he tells Variety, while he knows how the comic book series will eventually conclude, he doesn’t think that moment will be happening anytime soon.“I know what I have to do to get where I’m going,” he said. “I know the stories that have to...

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