NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- AMC says it has greenlit a six-part, documentary series called Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books.
To be executive produced by Robert Kirkman and David Alpert, the hour-long show is slated to premiere in 2017.
"We are incredibly excited to continue our partnership with Robert, David and Skybound. Beyond The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, they are prolific producers and publishers who have an amazing knowledge of comic-book history and genre storytelling," Joel Stillerman, president of programming for AMC and SundanceTV, said in a statement Tuesday. "We believe going deep into the history behind some of the greatest comic books will be of great interest to this audience."
"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," added Kirkman, chief executive officer of Skybound Entertainment. "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."