‘Walking Dead’ Producer Brings Pirates Back To TV

Gale Anne Hurd & Graham King team up for 'Port Royal.'

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

After finding success with zombies on "The Walking Dead" for AMC, Gale Anne Hurd has set her sights on pirates for her next TV series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hurd is teaming up with Graham King for "Port Royal," a new pirate series created by Hurd that takes place in the late 17th century.
Set in Jamaica during a peak period for high seas piracy, "Port Royal" will follow the “richest and wickedest city” in the world as it allows safe passage for the worst pirates, thugs and even politicians.
“I have been obsessed with pirates and Port Royal for years, and have a library of books on the subject," said Hurd in a statement. "The real story of privateers and the politics of the era has never been explored on screen, and I’m excited to bring that world to life with the terrific team at GK-tv.”
Hurd's Valhalla Entertainment will be co-producing the series with King's GK-tv. Craig Cegielski, Tim Headington, Kris Henigman and Ben Roberts will be executive producers of the project alongside King and Hurd.
Although Hurd was once more famous for being one of James Cameron's ex-wives, she made a name for herself as a film producer alongside Cameron on "Aliens," "The Abyss" and "Terminator 2." On her own, she produced films like "Armageddon," "Dante's Peak," "Aeon Flux" and "Virus."
Hurd also produced a number of Marvel Comics adaptations, including the "Hulk" films and the last two "Punisher" movies.
King also has extensive experience as a film producer, most notably on "Traffic," "The Departed," "The Aviator," "Ali," "Gangs of New York" and the recent animated hit "Rango."
It's far too early to tell how Hurd's pirate series will turn out, but it does sound like intriguing territory to cover. Bury this story for a few years and when it's ready to go, Crave Online will dig it up and bring you the latest details!
Also, if you were wondering about the pic at the top of the page, it's from "Cutthroat Island." And if you remember that film, I'm sorry.

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