Robert Kirkman Teaming Up with eOne for ‘5 Year’ Series
Deadline reports that Robert Kirkman is working on a new project tor TV. The Walking Dead creator’s Skybound Entertainment banner is joining forces with Entertainment One to produce a new series called 5 Year. The show depicts the five-year period before a meteor collides with Earth and wipes out humanity.
The series will reportedly unfold in real time, with each of the planned five seasons encompassing one year. To make the show more unique, Kirkman’s company has inked deals with several other countries. These include Korea, the UK, Latin America, Germany, India, Russia, China, and Italy. Each region will produce its own version of 5 Year and all series will be set in the same universe. The difference in locations allows every country to tell its own story against the shared pre-apocalyptic backdrop.
“One of our biggest goals at Skybound is to elevate creators by offering them a platform to create compelling stories,” said Kirkman. “Working on 5 Year is an exceptional experience because it gives us the opportunity to see how writers and directors across the world tell different stories with the same core ingredients. We’re excited to have eOne’s expertise in global storytelling for this project.”
“We couldn’t possibly pass up the opportunity to work on a truly innovative project that blends multiple, local productions seamlessly into a story as it happens globally,” added Peter Micelli, eOne’s Chief Strategy Officer, Film & TV. “Robert’s talent for creating content universes and connecting with audiences through bold storytelling makes this partnership most exciting for us and we are thrilled to join forces with him and the Skybound team to bring a multi-level story like the 5 Year universe to audiences around the world. In Skybound, we have found a partner that shares our drive to create future-facing content with worldwide appeal that challenges conventions and spark imaginations.”
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