AMC Developing Another Series From 'The Walking Dead' Mind
One typically doesn't leave behind an ATM that's spitting out money.
AMC must figure there's still some oil in "The Walking Dead" creator and exec producer Robert Kirkman's well, because the network that has given the world the graphic novel-based zombie epic and five compelling seasons of "Mad Men" is bringing audiences another Kirman-helmed comic inspiration.
The network is officially developing his heist saga Thief of Thieves, Deadline reported Wednesday.
"Much like 'The Walking Dead' brought horror to television in a unique and groundbreaking way, I feel 'Thief of Thieves' can do the same thing for heist stories, showing the humanity of all the characters, including the criminals," Kirkman said.
Though heists and zombies aren't exactly peanut butter and chocolate, the two share more genes than simply a like creator.
Kirkman explained that what eventually became Thief of Thieves was inspired by experiences with the writers of 2003's The Walking Dead comic. The fairly new series features Conrad Paulson, a legendary thief bent on making things right with a wife and son he drove away. He's committed himself to living a law-abiding life, but finds he can't stop the thrill of theft. His solution: become somewhat of a kleptomaniacal Dexter Morgan and stick with stealing goods others have already lifted.
The comic is written by Nick Spencer and drawn by Shawn Martinbrough. Chic Eglee of "The Walking Dead" will act as the prospective series' showrunner and will co-executive produce it alongside both Kirkman and "The Walking Dead" executive producer David Alpert.
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