AMC Announces Adaptation of Comic Book THIEF OF THIEVES

Written by Jordan Veilleux   // April 11, 2012   //

Thief of ThievesAfter the success of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” the network is re-teaming with the show’s executive producer Robert Kirkman, who wrote the graphic novel of the same name upon which the show is based, for another series built inspired by one of his comics called “Thief of Thieves.”

“Thief of Thieves,” based on the Image Comics/Skybound series of the same name, revolves around a professional thief with dual identities who after wanting to get out of the business, takes a page from Robin Hood and only steals things that have already been stolen before.

Kirkman himself was quoted as saying that “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.”

Interestingly enough, according to The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the news  Kirkman wrote “Thief of Thieves” after his experience in the writer’s room while working on “The Walking Dead.” As “Thief of Thieves” has only had three issues thus far (the third hit stands today, so get yours while you can because the first two sold out on the day they were released!) Kirkman will oversee the series as head writer. The first two episodes of the series have already been adapted by Nick Spencer.

“Thief of Thieves” will reunite with producers David Alpert and Charles “Chic” Eglee, part of the original team that helped put together the first season the network’s bona-fide hit “The Walking Dead.” Should the pilot be picked up by the network the series will be run by Eglee, who previously worked on shows like FX’s “The Shield” and Showtime’s hit “Dexter.”

While initially a bit weary that this was to be AMC’s answer to USA’s fun but less than inspired series “White Collar,” after the success of “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead,” (which scored a record 9 million viewers for its second season March finale, topping previous network numbers) everyone can rest assured AMC and Kirkman’s “Thieves” won’t have to pull a fast one on anyone to get them watching.

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