According to Deadline Hollywood, AMC is developing a new series based on Robert Kirkman’s new comic series “Thief of Thieves”. As Deadline states:
“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,” said Kirkman, on whose 2003 Walking Dead comic the hit AMC zombie series is based. Thief of Thieves, which Kirkman based on his experience in the writer’s room of The Walking Dead, centers on master thief Conrad Paulson who, while attempting to reconcile with his estranged wife and son, vows to walk the straight and narrow, only to discover he’s completely addicted to the thrill of stealing. Now he must feed his addiction by stealing only what has been stolen, as the “Thief of Thieves.” The first arc of the comic is being written by Nick Spencer; Shawn Martinbrough is the artist. Eglee will serve as showrunner of the potential TV series and will executive produce alongside Kirkman and Walking Dead executive producer David Alpert.
The first two issues are good, with Nick Spencer’s artwork being the definite star so far. The story is a little bit of a slow boil, with master thief Conrad Paulson’s past and present issues feeling a little bit too much like “what if Don Draper was a thief?” What do you guys think? Are you reading it?