AMC – 2018 PILOTS
Dispatches From Elsewhere
Genre: Mystery Thriller Drama.
Description: about a group of ordinary people who stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life. They will come to find that the mystery winds far deeper than they ever imagined…
Cast: Jason Segel…
Created by: Jason Segel.
Produced by: Jason Segel, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush & Gareth Basch.
Studios: AMC Studios.
Kevin Can F*** Himself
Description: the secret life of a woman we all grew up watching: the sitcom wife. A beauty paired with a less attractive, dismissive, caveman-like husband who gets to be a jerk because she’s a nag and he’s “funny.” Our series looks to break television convention and ask what does the world look like through her eyes? Alternating between single-camera realism and multi-camera zaniness, the formats will be constantly informing one another as we ask what happens when this supporting character is presented as a real person? And what if that person is pissed?
Created by: Valerie Armstrong.
Produced by: Rashida Jones, Will McCormack & Valerie Armstrong.
Studios: AMC Studios & Le Train Train Productions.
Rainy Day People
Description: About a wellness center-style mental health and rehab facility, focusing on both the patients and the family and staff who have run the center in its various incarnations for the past 50 years. Through the lens of treatment, perhaps the last place left in our fractured modern society where all races, creeds and demographics intersect at their messiest and most raw, the series will examine the diversity and costs of the way we live now.
Created by: Christopher C. Rogers & Chris Cantwell.
Produced by: Melissa Bernstein, Mark Johnson, Christopher C. Rogers & Chris Cantwell.
Studios: AMC Studios & Gran Via Productions.
Description: about 18-year-old Derrick Dunn who lives in a one-bedroom apartment with his mother and two brothers; he’s a budding basketball star with a seemingly limitless future ahead of him… if no one discovers who he really is…
Created by: Seth Hoffman.
Produced by: Seth Hoffman, Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, Ezra Edelman & Nellie Reed.
Studios: AMC Studios & Free Association.
Genre: Supernatural Drama
Description: Vic McQueen is a young, working-class artist who discovers she has a supernatural ability to track the seemingly immortal Charlie Manx. Manx feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland, a twisted Christmas Village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic must strive to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.
Cast: Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Virginia Kull, Ebon Moss-Bachrach…
Created by: Jami O’Brien. Based on: Joe Hill. Directed by: TBA.
Produced by: Jami O’Brien, Joe Hill & Lauren Corrao.
Studios: AMC Studios & Tornante Television.
AMC – 2017 PILOTS
The Little Drummer Girl
Genre: Espionnage Drama
Description: set against the background of rising tensions in the Middle East, a young, brilliant actress Charlie prepares for her ultimate role in ‘the theatre of the real’.
Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Florence Pugh…
Cretaed by: TBD. Based on: John Le Carré. Directed by: Park Chan-Wook.
Produced by: John Le Carré, Park Chan-Wook, Arthur Wang, Laura Hastings-Smith, Mona Qureshi, Stephen Cornwell , Simon Cornwell & Wonjo Jeong.
Studios: BBC Worldwide Productions, The Ink Factory & Wall 127.
Description: Plum Kettle has been obese all her life and is preparing for lap band surgery when her world is upturned by two rival feminist factions. Caught between old ideas and radical new extremes, Plum must decide for herself what it means to be a revolutionary as the “war of the sexes” becomes literal. Set against the backdrop of the beauty industry, it explores society’s obsession with weight loss and beauty.
Cast: Joy Nash, Julianna Margulies, Adam Rothenberg, Ricardo Davila, Rowena King, Tramell Tillman, Robin Weigert, Will Seefried…
Created by: Marti Noxon. Directed by: Marti Noxon.
Produced by: Marti Noxon, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross, Maria Grasso, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn & Jackie Hoyt.
Studios: AMC Studios & Skydance Television.
AMC – 2016 PILOTS
Description: a multi-generational epic telling of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas oil empire…
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Henry Garrett, Pola Nunez, Zahn McClarnon, Sydney Lucas, Jess Weixler…
Created by: Philipp Meyer, Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy. Based on: Philipp Meyer.
Produced by: Michae Connolly, Philipp Meyer, Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy.
Studios: Sonar Entertainment
Genre: Legal Drama
Created by: Dave Kajganich. Based on: The Autobiography Of An Execution by David R. Dow, Directed by: Sean Durkin.
Produced by: Dave Kajganich, Sean Durkin, Jeremy Kleiner, DeDe Gardner & Sarah Esberg.
Genre: Horror Drama
Description: set in 1847 when the crew of a Royal Naval expedition to find the Arctic’s treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator – a cunning and vicious Gothic horror that stalks the ships in a desperate game of survival, the consequences of which could endanger the region and its native people forever.
Cast: Tobias Menzies, Edward Ashley, Liam Carrigan, Matthew McNulty, Ronan Raftery…
Created by: David Kajganich.
Produced by: David Kajganich, Ridley Scott & Alexandra Milchan.
Studios: Scott Free Productions & Television 360.
Genre: Comedic Drama
Description: revolves around the lives of tech entrepreneurs and friends Josh, Leon, Watto and Ewan, who have just sold their start up videogame company for hundreds of millions of pounds. Overnight, the four 30-something friends are transformed from “people who play games” to “serious players in the game.”…
Cast: Jim Howick, Samuel Anderson, Jonny Sweet, Nick Helm, Mary McCormack…
Created by: Jon Brown. Based on: the israeli series by Muli Segev & Assaf Harel. Directed by: Ian Fitzgibbon.
Produced by: Jon Brown, Kate Norrish, Polly Leys, Howard Burch, Avi Nir, Muli Segev & Assaf Harel.
Studios: Hillbilly Television, Keshet International & Channel 4
Description: centered on Dud, a deadbeat but charming ex-surfer who joins a fraternal order hoping to reclaim the simple, happy lifestyle he lost when his father died. Through the Lodge and his newfound connection with the other members, Dud will come to find the missing sense of purpose in his life and confront his deepest fears and greatest hopes…
Cast: Wyatt Russell…
Created by: Jim Gavin.
Produced by: Jim Gavin, Paul Giamatti, Peter Ocko & Dan Carey.
Studios: AMC Studios
AMC – PAST PROJECTS
Into the Badlands
Genre: Martial Arts Drama
Description: In a land controlled by feudal barons, the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment…
Cast: Daniel Wu, Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger, Oliver Stark…
Created by: Al Gough & Miles Milar Directed by: David Dobkin.
Produced by: Al Gough, Miles Milar, David Dobkin, Stephen Fung, Stacy Sher & Michael Shamberg.
Studios: Entertainment One Television.
Genre: Sci-Fi Drama
Description: In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences…
Cast: William Hurt, Colin Morgan, Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell…
Created by: Jonathan Brakley & Sam Vincent
Produced by: Jonathan Brakley, Sam Vincent, Chris Fry, Lars Lundström, jane Featherstone, Henrik Widman & Derek Wax.
Studios: Kudos Film & Television, XBox Entertainment Studios & Matador Films
The Night Manager
Description: Jonathan Pine, a British soldier turned luxurious hotel night auditor crosses paths with a French-Arab woman named Sophie with ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English black marketeer who specializes in weapons…
Cast: Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Elizabeth Debicki…
Created by: David Farr Adapted from: John Le Carré
Produced by: David Farr.
Studios: Ink Factory
Genre: Supernatural Drama
Description: Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town, merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, a violent batshit crazy woman, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey around the United States to literally find God…
Cast: Dominic Cooper, Elizabeth Perkins, Lucy Griffiths, Ruth Negga, Ian Colletti, Joseph Gilgun, W. Earl Brown…
Created by: Sam Catlin Directed by: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Adapted From: Steve Dillon & Garth Ennis.
Produced by: Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Steve Dillon, Garth Ennis, Vivian Cannon, Ken Levin, Neal Moritz, James Weaver, Jason Netter & Ori Marmur.
Studios: Sony Pictures Television, DC Comics, Original Film & Point Grey Pictures
Fear the Walking Dead (aka Cobalt)
Genre: Survival Drama
Description: When her drug-addict teenage son Nick is found in shock in the middle of the street as if he has just seen a ghost, Madison Bennett tries to understand what happened to him, with the help of her daughter Alicia and her fiancé Travis Posada. They discover it might be linked to the mysterious illness that is spreading at a fast rate in the city of Los Angeles for a few days and inevitably all around the globe soon…
Cast: Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey…
Created by: Dave Erickson & Robert Kirkman Directed by: Adam Davidson.
Produced by: Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Adam Davidson, Gale Ann Hurd & David Alpert.
Studios: AMC Studios, Circle Of Confusion & Valhalla Motion Pictures.
Genre: War Drama
Description: In the somewhat surreal ex-pat world of near-present Afghanistan, one of the most discussed and least understood places on earth, Jon Liston, a war junkie has spent the better part of the last decade in Kabul with a front-row seat to the carnage. Against the advice of everyone from American embassy staffers to tweeting tribal leaders to the French journalist he’s in a relationship with, Jon tragically overreaches in an attempt to talk with insurgent leaders. In the series, Jon must find a new role in Kabul as he attempts to address his guilt, frustration and doubts about whether there is good left for him or any Westerner to do in Afghanistan…
Cast: Tim Peper, Josh Pence, Ellen Woglom,, Mercedes Mason…
Created by: John Dempsey & Nick McDonnell Directed by: Stephen Gaghan.
Produced by: John Dempsey, Nick McDonnell, Stephen Gaghan, Tom Freston & Chris Mundy.
Studios: AMC Studios.
Feed The Beast
Description: a talented chef is in trouble with the mob and a recently widowed sommelier who is raising his teenage son. The two decide to pursue their longtime dream of opening a restaurant together despite their many personal trials.
Cast: David Schwimmer, Jim Sturgess, Michael Gladis, Lorenza Izzo, Christine Adams…
Created by: Clyde Phillips.
Produced by: Clyde Phillips, Henrik Ruben Genz, Malene Blenkov, Michele Giordano & Piv Bernth.
Studios: Lionsgate Television, AMC Studios & Clyde Phillips Productions.