'Walking Dead' creator Robert Kirkman sells crime show to AMC

Walking Dead writer and executive producer Robert Kirkman has sold a new project to AMC: a crime drama called Thief of Thieves.

Based on Kirkman’s new comic book, Thieves is about a master thief who attempts to reconcile with his estranged wife and son, vowing to walk the straight and narrow. Except he discovers he’s completely addicted to the thrill of stealing. Now he must feed his addiction by stealing only what has been stolen — ripping off thieves, in other words. Thus, the title. You get it.

“Much like The Walking Dead brought horror to television in a unique and groundbreaking way, I feel Thief of Thieves can do the same thing for heist stories, showing the humanity of all the characters, including the criminals,” says Kirkman, who’s developing the show for AMC along with Chic Eglee (Dexter).

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