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‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Signs Production Deal With Insurrection Media

Kirkman and partner David Alpert will produce digital and TV programming for media company

Robert Kirkman, the creator of “The Walking Dead” comic series, and his company Skybound Entertainment have signed a production deal with Insurrection Media, the companies announced Monday.

In this partnership, Insurrection will provide the resources and support for Skybound to identify, develop, and produce series to be distributed by Insurrection in the U.S. and overseas on a multitude of over-the-top and linear video platforms.

The Skybound team will set up and oversee production services for Insurrection and collaborate on the expansion of the intellectual property from the original series in the context of licensing and merchandise with an emphasis on video games.

“We’re exhilarated to be partnering with Robert Kirkman and David Alpert,” said Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, CEO of Insurrection Media “They are visionaries and entrepreneurs who understand science fiction storytelling and multi-platform content development better than anyone else.”

Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in television, film, digital content, interactive, gaming, and merchandise. The company is led by Kirkman and his longtime producing and business partner, David Alpert.

Insurrection Media is an independent digital TV studio developing and producing scripted shows for over-the-top video platforms as well as broadcast and cable networks internationally.

Insurrection has a multi-year, exclusive comedy pod deal with Jonathan Stern (“Wet Hot American Summer,” “Childrens Hospital”) founder of Abominable Pictures and senior entertainment executive and producer Keith Quinn (Paramount Digital, Live Planet). The company is headquartered in Los Angeles.