AMC has ordered ‘Hero’s and Villains: The History of Comic Books‘ from ‘The Walking Dead’ producers Robert Kirkman and David Alpert. It will be produced through their company Skybound Entertainment. Considering what a prolific comic writer Kirkman is himself we couldn’t think of a better team to shepherd this series to air.
The six-part hour-long documentary series will explore the stories, people, and events that have transformed the world of comic books, according to the description from AMC. Using a distinctive filmmaker approach, the series takes a deep dive into the most accessible and often subversive modern popular art form. From origin stories to the untold history behind iconic characters, Heroes and Villains will explore a wide range of topics including: pop culture, politics, race, gender and sexuality.
“We are incredibly excited to continue our partnership with Robert, David and Skybound. Beyond The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, they are prolific producers and publishers who have an amazing knowledge of comic book history and genre storytelling,” said Joel Stillerman, president of programming, AMC and SundanceTV. “We believe going deep into the history behind some of the greatest comic books will be of great interest to this audience.”
“At the end of the day I am a comic fan first and foremost. I am a lover of the medium and the stories it enables people to tell,” said Robert Kirkman, CEO, Skybound Entertainment. “I’m excited to partner with AMC once again to bring the stories of some the most influential people in comics to a television audience.”