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‘The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman Developing Exorcism Drama

The Walking Dead Robert Kirkman Exorcism Drama
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The Walking Dead‘ comic creator and AMC executive producer Robert Kirkman already has one major TV hit under his belt, with a second potentially on the way as AMC options fellow comic ‘Thief of Thieves,’ so would a third time even be a charm at this point? Kirkman aims to find out, developing an exorcism drama based on another upcoming comic book series, but will his next horror hit be as successful as its predecessors? Get the latest on Robert Kirkman’s new drama inside!

Whether or not there’s any truth to the rumor that ‘The Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman had something to do with acclaimed show-runner Glen Mazzara’s exit, there can be no denying Kirkman’s growing TV influence. With AMC already developing another series around Kirkman’s comic ‘Thief of Theives,’ The Hollywood Reporter says Kirkman has partnered with ‘Walking Dead’ executive producer David Alpert, Fox International Channels, Image Comics imprint Skybound and Circle of Confusion to develop an exorcism drama based on Kirkman’s upcoming comic series.

The as-yet-untitled story centers on Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by possession since he was a child, and as an adult embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers. What he uncovers however, could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

“Exorcism has captivated movie audiences all over the world but has never been explored on television,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, EVP of global scripted programming and original development at Fox International. “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.”

Well, what say you? Would you tune in for an exorcism TV series from Robert Kirkman, or would you prefer he focus his attention on upcoming seasons of ‘The Walking Dead?’ Give us your thoughts in the comments!

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