SDCC ’13: Skybound’s CLONE Being Adapted Into A TV Show


cloneRobert Kirkman has the Midas touch. The writer celebrated the 10 year anniversary of The Walking Dead in style at Comic-Con, and now another one of the comics from his Skybound imprint of Image Comics is being adapted into a TV show. It was announced this weekend that Clone is being developed for NBC.

The comic, written and created by David Schulner, is going to be developed at Universal Television. Schulner‘s series is being worked on as part of his overall deal with the studio. He will pen the script and executive produce the show alongside Kirkman and The Walking Dead‘s David Alpert and David Engel. Schulner said of the project:

I knew if I went off the rails too badly Robert would be there to put me back on track. Now I’ve been writing the comic for two years, issues 9 comes out next week and I just finished writing issue 15, so to be able to turn it into a television show is just icing on the cake.

We’ve talked about the series and reviewed all of the issues on the site, but if you still aren’t familiar with the story it’s about a man who finds out there are clones of him. Like lots and lots of clones. He has to figure out if he too is a clone or if he’s the original. Of course a shady government organization is trying to kill him and all of the clones. Our hero has to protect his other selves as well as figure out how to get back his wife and newborn child from said shady organization. There’s a lot more to it, but that’s the down and dirty synopsis. The show is the third Kirkman related project to get development deals. Kirkman‘s own Thief of Thieves is close to getting the green light, and The Walking Dead is still going strong as you’re well aware. What do you think about Clone possibly making the leap from page to screen?

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Source : The Hollywood Reporter