Deadline is reporting that Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment is teaming with Entertainment One for a new “pre-apocalyptic” TV drama series entitled 5 Year.
According to the site, the project is based upon an original idea from The Walking Dead creator Kirkman, and will reportedly detail the final five years on Earth before a catastrophic extinction-level meteor impact.
The ambitious plan for the series is to produce different versions of the show for various markets, each focusing on narratives and characters in that region (including the UK, Korea, China, Latin America, Germany, India, Russia and Italy), while following the same overall timeline for the series.
“One of our biggest goals at Skybound is to elevate creators by offering them a platform to create compelling stories,” said Kirkman. “Working on 5 Year is an exceptional experience because it gives us the opportunity to see how writers and directors across the world tell different stories with the same core ingredients. We’re excited to have eOne’s expertise in global storytelling for this project.”
“We couldn’t possibly pass up the opportunity to work on a truly innovative project that blends multiple, local productions seamlessly into a story as it happens globally,” added Peter Micelli, eOne’s Chief Strategy Officer, Film & TV. “Robert’s talent for creating content universes and connecting with audiences through bold storytelling makes this partnership most exciting for us and we are thrilled to join forces with him and the Skybound team to bring a multi-level story like the 5 Year universe to audiences around the world. In Skybound, we have found a partner that shares our drive to create future-facing content with worldwide appeal that challenges conventions and spark imaginations.”
via Flickering Myth