‘Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman is teaming with Dave Alpert to do a television series adaptation of ‘Chronicles Of Amber’.
The series, which will be produced under Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment is based on the Amber book series by Hugo Award winner Roger Zelazny.
Kirkman is hoping that the Amber series will become the next ‘Game Of Thrones’, which is a show that has captivating a broad base of viewers since it began airing on HBO.
Hollywood Reporter says a search is currently underway for a writer to adapt the book series that has sold more than 15 million copies globally before the project is taken out into the marketplace.Chronicles of Amber has been credited as one of the main inspirations for George R.R. Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’. Kirkman and Alpert will exec produce alongside Newman, with the goal to take out the project to cable, streaming and premium cable networks.
First released in 1970 ‘Chronicles Of Amber’ centres around 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 10-book series is broken into two arcs — ‘The Corwin Cycle’ and ‘The Merlin Cycle.’
“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,” Skybound CEO Alpert said. “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.”
Added EP Newman: “The greatness of the Amber universe is attested to by its millions of fans across the globe as well as its influence on so many other literary works. I can’t think of better partners in David and Robert with which to bring the Amber novels to television and other platforms.”
Robert Zelazny who wrote the book series tragically died in 1995, but his memory is kept very much alive in his books. The author is also listed on George R.R. Martins website as one of his three most important friends in the fantasy writing industry. Martin called the author a “storyteller without peer” who created “worlds as colorful and exotic and memorable as any our genre has ever seen.”
‘Chronicles Of Amber’ will be Skybounds latest journey into television It joins AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear the ‘Walking Dead’ as well as Cinemax’s ‘Outcast’. The company is also prepping Five Year, Mastermind and docuseries ‘Heroes and Villains: The History of Comics’ for AMC.