"The Walking Dead's" Robert Kirkman, David Alpert Develop Korean TV Drama

Thu, February 25th, 2016 at 8:58am PST | Updated: February 25th, 2016 at 8:59am

Kevin Melrose, Editor

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"The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman and his Skybound Entertainment partner David Alpert are developing a South Korean television drama called "Five Year."

Based on an original story by Kirkman, the series centers on a family living under the threat of a meteor that's headed toward Earth. The project, produced in partnership with the global-television site Viki, is planned to unfold over five seasons.

“This has been a story I have wanted to tell for quite some time, but David and I wanted to make sure it found a proper home where it could grow and breathe creatively,” Kirkman said in a statement. “Looking at what Viki has done in not only the dramatic series space, but transforming the way viewers consume and translate media, we knew immediately ‘Five Year’ had found its home.”

"Five Year's" 16-episode first season will air on South Korean broadcast television, and be carried worldwide on Viki.

(via The Wall Street Journal)

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