Robert Kirkman, the man behind the comic and TV series, The Walking Dead, is leaving AMC and moving on, to presumably brighter horizons, called Amazon.
It's interesting that he's leaving AMC, considering the cash-cow he's helming at the network. But then again, as profits have been going up for the show/network over the seasons, AMC has not, reportedly, not increased production budgets since he second season.
Now, Kirkman's production house, Skybound, will have Amazon be the home for all their new content.
Check out the press release from Amazon:
"At Skybound Entertainment we strive to tell the best stories in the most unique and creative ways in an effort to always break new ground. A forward thinking company like Amazon is the perfect home for us. Their new foray into genre fiction has us at peak optimism for what can be accomplished during this unprecedented partnership. Sharon Tal Yguado has been an instrumental force in the success of Walking Dead and Outcast from day one. Being able to not only continue that relationship, but also expand it into new territory with the vast resources of Amazon, means great things are ahead for myself, David Alpert, Skybound and fans of awesome entertainment. Look out world, here we come!"
So what does this mean for The Walking Dead? I'm guessing once their contract is up with AMC, well, anything goes. Then again, the way the show has been crawling and not been very entertaining this season, maybe they're just mailing it in to the network.
SERIES RENEWALS AND CANCELLATIONS
Lucha Underground was renewed for a fourth season by El Rey Network
The CW has renewed
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Masters of Illusion and
Whose Line is it Anyway? for their summer 2018 TV programming.
FXX renewed You're the Worst for its Fifth and Final season
Crackle renewed StartUp for a third season.
Hulu cancelled Difficult People.
TV Land cancelled Lopez and Throwing Shade. (Sorry George!)
NBC is dropping their Chiller Chanel! They're actually shutting the channel down on January 1st. The network had been on for ten years.
They're dropping the network because of NBC's issues with trying to negotiate carrier fees with Dish Network, Verizon and what not.
Sorry gang, but those pesky corporate greedy guys have killed a network and NBC didn't feel like fighting the fight.
PREMIERE DATES TO KNOW
The X-Files premieres on Fox on Wednesday, Jan. 3
Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks on truTV on Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Black Lightning will be premiering on The CW on Tue, Jan 16th.
Shoot the Messenger premieres on WGN America on Mon, Feb 26.
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