AMC has graphic novels on the brain. The network has already published two seasons of The Walking Dead, based on the comic series written by Robert Kirkman, who now serves as executive producer on the hit show. Now Kirkman is teaming up with The Shield's Chic Eglee to produce another one of the author’s works.

Kirkman’s newest comic series Thief of Thieves was published on February 8 of this year and subsequently sold out. Because of this, AMC seems to have extreme confidence in the possibility of a thief-based series that will follow a fellow named Conrad Paulson, a former thief who decides he wants to live “straight and narrow” for the sake of his family. After discovering that the itch to steal is a little too strong, Paulson creates a sort of stealing code—to only take what others have already taken.

Eglee will serve as head showrunner on the project with David Alpert and Kirkman signing on as executive producers. Kirkman, especially, seems excited about the possibilities a humane thief could bring to the cable realm.
"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."

Everyone loves a good thief and depending on how the project is set up, Thief of Thieves could certainly be an asset to the already thriving network. We’ll have to keep our eyes peeled for casting news and a firm pick-up before speculating further on what exactly the project will bring to the table. With Kirkman and Eglee already signed on, I’m guessing this will come sooner rather than later.

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