While last week brought the news that a) the main Walking Dead show will end with an eleventh season, and b) Norman Reedus’ Daryl and Melissa McBride’s Carol are getting their own spin-off series, now comes news that Reedus has penned a development deal with AMC.
Via Deadline, this deal is a two-year first-look agreement between AMC and Norman Reedus – and first up will be an adaptation of Undone by Blood.
Reedus is to adapt Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler’s Aftershock comic book title for AMC, with Reedus executive producing through his recently launched Big Bald Head banner.
The official synopsis of the Undone by Blood comic - which only released this month - reads:
In the early 1970s, Ethel Grady Lane returns to her hometown of Sweetheart, Arizona with one thing on her mind: killing the man who murdered her family. But first, she’ll have to find him.
As Ethel navigates the eccentric town and its inhabitants, she learns that the quaint veneer hides a brewing darkness. She has no choice but to descend into a ring of depravity and violence, with her only ally an Old West novel that follows famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As both stories unfold simultaneously, a love of fiction informs choices in reality, for better or worse.
As ever, expect more on Undone by Blood as we get it.