Robert Kirkman – Executive Producer
First and foremost a comic creator, Robert Kirkman has seen groundbreaking success in the adaptation of his comic book titles into major franchises in all forms of content. In 2010, his Eisner Award-winning series The Walking Deadwas developed into an AMC television series. It has become a worldwide phenomenon as the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time and is the No. 1 show on television in the coveted 18-49 demo. The property has also been extended into a blockbuster game franchise, licensing business, and ongoing publishing success. Additional Kirkman comics include Super Dinosaur, Battle Pope, Astounding Wolf-Man, and Thief of Thieves.
Kirkman also serves as consulting producer of Talking Dead, the popular talk show hosted by Chris Hardwick that deep dives into each week’s episode of both The Walking Dead and its companion series Fear the Walking Dead, of which Kirkman is also co-creator, writer, and producer. He is also executive producer of the AMC comic docu-series Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, and the Korean pre-apocalyptic drama, Five Year. Kirkman’s popular demonic-exorcism comic, Outcast, was adapted, produced, and airs on Cinemax.
For the big screen, Kirkman will produce Invincible, which is based on his long-running popular comic book. The project will be written, directed, and produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for Universal Pictures. Other credits include Air featuring Norman Reedus and Academy Award® nominee Djimon Hounsou.
Kirkman is also the chairman of Skybound Entertainment. As an advocate for creator rights, Kirkman co-founded Skybound alongside his longtime business and producing partner, David Alpert, in an effort to ensure creators are able to maintain their intellectual property rights and creative control.