‘Walking Dead’ Creator Producing ‘Five Year’ For Latin America

By January 10, 2017

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has a brand-new series coming to television. But unless you live in Latin America or South Korea – you’re probably not going to see it.

Kirkman and his production company, Skybound Entertainment, have expanded plans to develop a pre-apocalyptic series from Korea to Latin America. And it might grow even further beyond that.

Called Five Year, the series focuses on a family living under the threat of a deadly meteor heading toward Earth, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It will explore the human condition as people grapple with the knowledge that the Earth as we know it will be destroyed in five years’ time. 

Kirkman will produce 16 episodes first for Viki, a video streaming company run by Japanese-based Rakuten Inc. After that, a Latin American version will be produced through 360 Powwow – a Florida-based production that “bridges” television production between the United States and Spanish-speaking countries.

Kirkman created the series after Walking Dead, and wanted to take an approach to the end of the world that was different from end-of-the-world films of the 1990s like Armageddon and Deep Impact, the trade publication said.

There are no plans, at least this point, to bring Five Year to the United States. But judging by the success of Walking Dead, and some of the anticipation surrounding Kirkman’s upcoming series for Cinemax, Outcast, who knows what the future will bring.

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