THE Walking Dead has won a major lawsuit against show creator Robert Kirkman after a long-running money feud.
Creator Robert first sued AMC – which airs the TV version of his comics – back in 2017, arguing that the network didn't pay a 'fair' licence fee for the series because it was produced in-house.
According to Variety, Robert filed the suit alongside producers Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara, and David Alpert.
However, a Los Angeles judge ruled in AMC's favour on Tuesday, and said it was entitled to define "modified adjusted gross receipts" under the terms of its contracts with profit participants.
Judge Daniel Buckley said in his ruling: "All of the relevant contractual provisions are unambiguous and demonstrate that AMC's MAGR definition is binding."
His decision prompted AMC's lead attorney to declare it a "total victory", and added: "The judge found in AMC's favour on all seven issues that were presented at trial and confirmed that AMC honoured its contracts and paid Mr Kirkman and the other plaintiffs what they were owed."
While Robert is yet to comment on the ruling, he revealed details of his new superhero project, called Invincible, earlier this week.
It is an animated series based on the Invincible comics which will air on Amazon Prime Video, and Robert has now confirmed Star Trek actor Zachary and Khary will be part of the voice cast.
Appearing on the Skybound virtual panel, Robert said: "I have some really exciting stuff to announce.
"I know everyone is very antsy, I get a lot of tweets when are we going to see a trailer, soon, very, very soon.
"I’ve got two new casting bits, Zachary Quinto will be playing Robot, and Khary Paynton is Black Samson."
He joked about Khary: "He’s done a little voice work I hear, I don’t know what he’s done."
The cast also includes Stars Wars legend Mark Hamill, Zazie Beetz, Chris Diamantopolous, Walton Goggins and Grey Griffin.
Khary, 48, plays King Ezekiel in The Walking Dead and has an extensive C.V. of voice acting work including DC Comics character Cyborg across various films, video games and cartoons.
Robert's new show will follow teen Mark Grayson, who leads a relatively normal life aside from the fact his dad his Omni-Man, one of the most powerful entities on the planet.
Mark then starts to develop and learn about his own special powers.
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