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Syfy developing new ‘Clone’ series from ‘Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman

Syfy developing new ‘Clone’ series from ‘Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman
Syfy developing new ‘Clone’ series from ‘Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman
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For sci-fi fans or Robert Kirkman fans, there is some interesting news in the area of new series development. It comes from Syfy, which is working on developing a new series titled “Clone,” according to an April 30 post on Yahoo! Celebrity.

The new drama series comes from collaboration between “The Walking Dead’s” co-creator Kirkman and one of its executive producers, David Alpert. It is based on another graphic novel, “Clone”

In the graphic novels, the lead character is Luke Taylor. He discovers that the man who burglarized his home is actually a clone of himself. This discovery draws him deep into an enormous government conspiracy following the abduction of his wife. Relying on his extensive combat skills and his connections to important military contacts, Luke works to uncover a secret biotech program.

According to the Daily Dead, that biotech program is responsible for the cloning and his wife’s kidnapping. It has connections that reach to the highest levels of power.

There is plenty to work with, given that premise. Whether or not it will be a large ensemble production like “The Walking Dead” is not known yet. What is known so far is that the show will be written and executive produced by David Schulner who also worked on “Dracula” and “Ironsides.” Kirkman will also executive produce. The series is being adapted by Universal Television, which announced its involvement last year.

Entertainment Weekly says Syfy is betting big on graphic novel adaptations. In addition to “Clone”, the network has announced plans to adapt develop adaptations of the DC Comics series “Ronin” from Frank Miller and Oni Press’s “Letter 44,” a political space thriller. Given the success of shows like “The Walking Dead,” one can hardly blame them for wanting to cash in on the popularity of successful graphic novels with good story lines and solid characters.