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AMC And 'Walking Dead' Creators Working On Comic Book Docu-Series

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AMC already has a couple of shows based on comic books among their roster, and now they've taken on a documentary about the origin and evolution of the medium. Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books will discuss the artform's history and culture, as well as gender, race, sexuality and politics in comics, Variety reports. It's being developed by Skybound Entertainment and if that name sounds familiar, it's likely because Skybound is the company formed by The Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman. Kirkman and fellow Walking Dead executive producer David Alpert will also produce Heroes and Villains.

Before it was also a hit AMC show, of course, Walking Dead was a comic series. A second AMC show based on a comic series, Preacher, is set to premiere on May 22.

AMC will soon launch another nonfiction series with someone key to the Walking Dead franchise. Norman Reedus, who portrays Daryl Dixon (who is not in the comics, but a show original character), will soon launch his own docu-series Ride with Norman Reedus. In it, Reedus will ride around the country on a motorcycle, each episode with a different companion. They'll visit related locations, including a roadside smokehouse, tattoo parlors and custom bike shops. His highway companions include the likes of actor Peter Fonda, director Robert Rodriguez and actor Balthazar Getty. That show premieres on AMC June 12.

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Meanwhile, Skybound has another TV show based on a Kirkman comic coming up. Outcast will premiere on June 3 on Cinemax. It follows Kyle Barnes, a disgraced husband and father who struggles with a gift that feels like a curse: the ability to exorcise demons.