Robert Kirkman’s comics imprint Skybound debuted Clone from writer-creator David Schulner late last year, and now the comic book series has landed a deal at Universal Television for series development. The news came during Image Comics’ Skybound panel today at Comic-Con and comes off Schulner’s overall deal at NBCU, where he created and executive produced last year’s midseason drama Do No Harm, which was cancelled after two episodes. Clone is a high-octane thriller with one sci-fi twist that explores Do No Harm‘s similar themes of identity and nature verses nurture: What if there were more of you? And what if you could save those versions of yourself from being killed? Schulner will adapt the comic and executive produce alongside Kirkman, David Alpert and David Engel. Issue #9 of Clone is due out next week and Schulner is working on Issue #15.
Skybound is the home of Kirkman’s creator-owned work including his comic book series The Walking Dead (now a hit AMC series and cable’s highest-rated drama), the long-running Invincible, Super Dinosaur, Thief Of Thieves and Clone as well as Witch Doctor and Invincible Universe.
Schulner is repped by UTA and Myman, Greenspan, Fineman, Fox, Rosenberg & Light