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AMC Greenlights Comic Book Docu-Series

AMC is about to add another to their comic book roster.

The network announced Wednesday afternoon that it would be developing a comic book documentary series and will be executive produced by Robert Kirkman and David Alpert.

Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books, will explore everything from the origin stories to the untold history behind iconic characters. The series will explore a wide range of topics including: pop culture, politics, race, gender and sexuality.

“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,” said Joel Stillerman, president of programming, AMC and SundanceTV. “We believe going deep into the history behind some of the greatest comic books will be of great interest to this audience.”

The series is slated to premiere in 2017.

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