By James Hibberd
July 20, 2013 at 10:18 PM EDT

Now zombies. Soon clones?

The Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman has another project being developed for TV. His imprint at Image Comics debuted Clone from writer/creator David Schulner late last year and now the title is getting a TV development deal with NBC Universal (call it the Orphan Black Effect).

The logline: “What if there were more of you? And what if you could save those versions of yourself from being killed. The show’s themes of identity and nature verses nurture are intrinsic to the roller-coaster ride of a story.”

Says Schulner in a statement: “I knew if I went off the rails too badly Robert would be there to put me back on track  Now I’ve been writing the comic for two years, issue #9 comes out next week and I just finished writing issue 15, so to be able to turn it into a television show is just icing on the cake.”