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Kirkman, Skybound Adapting “Chronicles of Amber” Series for Television

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Kirkman, Skybound Adapting “Chronicles of Amber” Series for Television

The adaptations of seminal hard fantasy series continue as “The Walking Dead,” and “Outcast” creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment and Vince Newman Entertainment (“We’re the Millers,” “Patient Zero”) announced their joint plan to adapt Roger Zelazny’s acclaimed “The Chronicles of Amber” for television.

“‘Chronicles of Amber’ is one of my favorite book series of all time, and one of my main inspirations for working in film and television,” said Skybound CEO David Alpert in a statement. “Getting to produce this project is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. I can’t wait to share this amazing story with a new generation of fans.”

According to the statement, Zelazny’s epic ten-book series “follows the story of Corwin, who awakens on Earth with no memory, but soon
finds he is a prince of a royal family that has the ability to travel through different dimensions of reality (called ‘shadows’) and rules over the one true world/dimension known as Amber.” The story is also said to have been a major influence on George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones.”

Kirkman and Alpert will serve as Executive Producers, and are looking for a writer for the project. No production or release schedule has been set, but Kirkman fans can check out “Outcast’s” first season on Cinemax now, as well as Season 7 of “The Walking Dead” on AMC this October.

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