Comic books have been good to AMC. They’ve been the basis of its biggest series ever in The Walking Dead, a new series in Preacher and even a reality series by Kevin Smith. Next, the network will give back by producing a miniseries exploring the origins of the art form.
AMC announced today that creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, will produce a new show called Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books. It’s a six-part “docuseries” which will “offer origin stories to the untold history behind iconic characters as well as examine subjects including pop culture, race, gender and sexuality,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. They’re looking at a 2017 air date.
“At the end of the day I am a comic fan first and foremost. I am a lover of the medium and the stories it enables people to tell,” Kirkman said in a press release. “I’m excited to partner with AMC once again to bring the stories of some the most influential people in comics to a television audience.”