According to Variety, the six-episode one-hour-long documentary series comes from Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, and follows "...the stories, people, and events that have transformed the world of comic books. From origin stories to the untold history behind iconic characters," in addition to "...a wide range of topics including pop culture, politics, race, gender and sexuality."
AMC's president of programming Joel Stillerman said of the pick-up, "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...We believe going deep into the history behind some of the greatest comic books will be of great interest to this audience."
Kirkman added, "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...I'm excited to partner with AMC once again to bring the stories of some the most influential people in comics to a television audience."
No premiere date has been set for "Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books" at this time.