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AMC drops ‘Pantheon’, despite completed second season, as cuts continue

AMC Networks has cancelled adult animated sci-fi series Pantheon, as the US firm continues to target programming as part of its cost-cutting efforts. The series was dropped despite a two-season order for streaming service AMC+ with the second season not expected to air even though it has already been produced. Pantheon is the latest series […]

AMC developing ‘Good Night, And Good Luck’ series with George Clooney & Grant Heslov

AMC Networks is developing a series adaptation of the 2005 fact-based drama feature film Good Night, And Good Luck for AMC and AMC+, alongside a returning George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Clooney and Heslov, who co-wrote the original film, with Heslov also producing and Clooney directing and acting in the feature, brought the project to […]

AMC commissions Negan & Maggie-centric ‘Walking Dead’ spin-off

AMC Networks has commissioned a new spin-off in its The Walking Dead franchise, which will follow fan-favourite characters Maggie and Negan battling zombies in post-apocalyptic New York City. The six-part Isle Of The Dead will see actors Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan reprise their roles from The Walking Dead, and also serve as executive […]

AMC ups Dan McDermott, adding acquisition & scheduling remits

AMC Networks has upped original programming and studio president Dan McDermott to an expanded role covering acquisitions. McDermott becomes president of entertainment & AMC Studios with a remit that continues to include originals and production, but also adds responsibility for business affairs, scheduling, acquisitions and talent relationships. He will work across AMC channel brands including […]

Show of the Week: La Fortuna

This David versus Goliath battle, based on a true story, is from acclaimed director Alejandro Amenábar and stars Stanley Tucci as a modern-day pirate willing to go to any lengths to secure an unprecedented haul of treasure. Set in the deep waters off the Southern Spanish coast, La Fortuna offers an enthralling dramatisation of an […]

AMC+, See-Saw & Warwick Thornton prep Australian drama ‘Firebite’

AMC Studios has greenlit a new Australia-based fantasy series for its streaming service AMC+, which is being co-produced with See-Saw Films. Firebite (8 x 60 minutes) is set in the late 18th Century and follows two Indigenous Australian hunters on their quest to battle the last colony of vampires in the middle of the South Australian […]

Apple TV+ orders ‘Wool’ trilogy adaptation, with Rebecca Ferguson

Apple TV+ has ordered Wool, a new drama series based upon the dystopian book trilogy by Hugh Howey, with Mission: Impossible franchise star Rebecca Ferguson attached to play the lead and exec produce. AMC Studios will produce the series, which will be written by Graham Yost (Band Of Brothers, Justified) and directed by Morten Tyldum […]

‘The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus launches prodco, adapts comic ‘Undone By Blood’

The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has launched his own production firm, which has already struck a deal with AMC Studios and has its first show in the works. Bigbaldhead Productions has been founded with Brillstein Entertainment’s JoAnne Colonna and is headed up by AMC’s former VP of drama Amanda Verdon. The company has also […]

AMC Networks strikes talent deals to fuel expanding true crime offer

AMC Networks is preparing to ramp up its true crime offering by signing talent deals with a quartet of creatives. The US outfit has struck partnerships with Mona Chalabi (The Fix, Vagina Dispatches), Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City, Couples Therapy), Cameron Esposito (Queery, Take My Wife) and Jena Friedman (The Daily Show, Soft Focus) as it […]

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