Robert Kirkman has signed a multiyear overall development deal with the AMC cable network, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Walking Dead creator will develop new projects, as well as continue to serve as executive producer on his four current series, as part of what is described as a "rich, multiyear deal."

Kirkman currently serves as executive producer for four AMC series: The Walking Dead, its post-show Talking Dead series, the upcoming Fear the Walking Dead, and a Thief of Thieves series which is still in development (see "AMC Developing a Second Series With Kirkman").

Kirkman is also executive producer on the upcoming Outcast Cinemax series based on his comic (see "Cinemax Orders Full Season of Kirkman's 'Outcast'"), a notable exception to the new exclusive deal, which presumably precludes future deals for non-AMC Kirkman story-based TV shows of this sort.