AMC Greenlights Comics Documentary by TWD ProducersMay 17, 2016
The Walking Dead producers Robert Kirkman and David Alpert will be bringing a new six-part history of comics documentary series to AMC in 2017. Tentatively called “Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books,” each one hour segment will explore comics through the lens of pop culture, race, politics, and gender and sexuality while also discussing origin stories and lesser-known back stories.
“At the end of the day I am a comic fan first and foremost. I am a lover of the medium and the stories it enables people to tell,” said Robert Kirkman, CEO of Skybound Entertainment, in a press release from AMC. “I’m excited to partner with AMC once again to bring the stories of some of the most influential people in comics to a television audience.”
Kirman and Alpert’s new series will join AMC’s line up of wildly popular nerd-related non-fiction series, including The Talking Dead, Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men and the upcoming summer premiere of Ride with Norman Reedus.