According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Walking Dead‘s comic-book creator is not only working on a new exorcism-based series for his Image Comics imprint, Skybound, but is also developing it as a show for Fox, along with The Walking Dead executive producer David Alpert.
The as-yet-untitled comic “centres on 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 said in a press release, “Sharon Tal Yguado and the entire team at FOX International Channels have been instrumental in making The Walking Dead the worldwide success that it has become. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to continue working with this forward-thinking and extremely talented group.”
“Exorcism has captivated movie audiences all over the world, but has never been explored on television,” said Yguado, EVP Global Scripted Programming and Original Development at FIC. “Robert Kirkman, who forever changed the scope of cable TV with The Walking Dead, possesses an unparalleled talent of telling big concept stories in a smart and incredibly genuine way.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with him on this project, which we see as a reinvention of the genre.”