‘Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Developing Exorcism Series

New Robert Kirkman series will be "a reinvention" of the exorcism genre

Last Updated: March 4, 2013 @ 11:26 AM

Break out the holy water: "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman is moving on from zombies to exorcisms.

Photo: Megan MackKirkman is developing an exorcism series with "Walking Dead" distributor Fox International Channels, based on Kirkman's upcoming comic-book series based in the world of exorcism.

The series will follow a young man, Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by
possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers. But what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

Kirkman is executive producing with  "Walking Dead" executive producer David Alpert.

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FIC executive vice president of global scripted programming Sharon Tal Yguado said that the new series will be "a reinvention" of the exorcism genre.

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