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King David, meet Al Capone. eOne is developing a new drama series, “King David,” which will bring a dark new spin to the biblical figure. Billed as an “epic mafia show in biblical clothing,” the series will pull the character out of scripture and bring to life the “full, contradictory character of the greatest warrior-king and patriarch of the Bible – a man who must make monstrous choices that betray his personal ideals and turn his family against him.” Also read: Entertainment One Picks Up Domestic Rights for ‘Watermark’ The company, which produces and distributes the AMC drama “Hell on Wheels »
- Tim Kenneally
Exclusive: AMC may have cancelled drama Low Winter Sun after one season, but it is staying in business with the series’ developer/executive producer/showrunner Chris Mundy. Mundy has signed an overall deal with the network to develop new series projects. “Chris Mundy is a fantastic writer and showrunner, and once we had the opportunity to work with him directly we knew we wanted to expand our relationship,” said AMC’s Evp of programming, production and digital content Joel Stillerman. “We’re thrilled to keep him at AMC and look forward to pursuing new creative endeavors together.” Mundy adapted British miniseries Low Winter Sun and shepherded the U.S. version. Before his role as showrunner for Low Winter Sun, he served as a co-executive producer on Season 2 of another AMC drama series, Hell On Wheels. A former senior writer and contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, Mundy has written for »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
AMC’s Low Winter Sun, also known as AMC’s ‘Please-Please-Just-Keep-Watching-Even-Though-Breaking-Bad-is-Ending,’ has been canceled in its infancy after just one season. Based on the British mini-series of the same name, the show starred Mark Strong and Lennie James. Although it was given what is arguably AMC’s most valuable time slot, the series failed to garner any of that sweet post-Breaking Bad traction. Petering down to about 630,000 viewers for its season finale, Low Winter Sun seemed pretty likely to get axed, in retrospect.
Similarly, Low Winter Sun yielded lukewarm critical reception too. Metacritic shows a “mixed” score of 59 and the Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus is pretty harsh as well: “Mark Strong makes for a compelling lead, but Low Winter Sun is too serious for its own good, sagging under the weight of its bleak, brooding tone.”
So, all smug Breaking Bad elitism aside – it seems that AMC really has »
- Jon Highsmith
Has Ripper Street been cancelled? When does Being Mary Jane return on Bet? Is Orphan Black coming back for a second season? Has Low Winter Sun been renewed? When will Pretty Little Liars and Ravenswood be back on ABC Family?
Below, you'll find a list of A&E, ABC Family, Amazon, AMC, BBC America, and Bet recent/current/upcoming scripted TV shows and their current status. To see a series' ratings (if available), click the links in the middle column.
Shows include: Bates Motel, The Glades, Longmire, Those Who Kill, Baby Daddy, Bunheads, Chasing Life, The Fosters, The Lying Game, Melissa & Joey, Pretty Little Liars, Ravenswood, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Switched at Birth, Twisted, Alpha House, Annebots, Betas, Creative Galaxy, Tumbleleaf, Breaking Bad, Halt & Catch Fire, Hell on Wheels, The Killing, Low Winter Sun, Mad Men, Turn, The Walking Dead, Atlantis, Being »
The drama is not being renewed, making official its cancellation after one low-rated season. Low Winter Sun, which wrapped its 10-episode run in September, marks just the second AMC scripted drama not to receive a season-season order, following 2010′s Rubicon. The co-production between Endemol Studios and AMC Studios was based on the two-part 2006 British miniseries that starred Mark Strong, who reprised his role in the U.S. redo. Chris Mundy was written and executive produced by Chris Mundy. AMC liked what it saw originally, picking it up to pilot in May 2012 and ordering it to series that December. But after drawing 2.5 million viewers in its series premiere in August following the the first of Breaking Bad‘s final eight episodes, the ratings dropped off. Today’s news comes a couple of weeks after AMC renewed its Western drama Hell On Wheels for a fourth season and 13 episodes. It also has »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Call it Low Winter one and done.
AMC canceled drama series Low Winter Sun after a single season, marking a rare freshman season axing at the network. Based on a British miniseries, the Detroit-set crime drama starred Mark Strong as a homicide detective.
The show premiered in August to a relatively modest 2.5 million viewers despite a strong Breaking Bad lead-in, then fizzled during the course of its run. Low Winter Sun joins 2010′s Rubicon as the network’s only hour-long original drama to get canceled after a single season. Though fellow dank crime show The Killing was rather spectacularly and repetitively revived post-cancellation, »
- James Hibberd
Christina Wayne has hung out her own production shingle in a pod deal with Endemol Studios.
Pact is the first of its kind for Endemol’s Los Angeles-based scripted development arm.
Wayne brings her Assembly Entertainment banner to Endemol after spending the past three years as prexy of Cineflix Studios. She first made her mark as a development exec during her earlier tenure at AMC, where she shepherded “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” to great acclaim. She also worked with Endemol in the early development of the AMC’s “Hell on Wheels,” which is now heading into its fourth season.
“Endemol has built an impressive scripted business in a short period of time,” Wayne said.
Wayne’s departure from Cineflix was hastened by the Canadian company’s decision to scale back its scripted development biz and channeling most projects through its Buccaneer Media joint venture with British producer Tony Wood. »
- Cynthia Littleton
The new flick from indie filmmaker Matt Thompson, Bloodline starring Kimberly Alexander of "NCIS," is on its way to home video next year, and we have all the details and artwork for you right here. Cross the line, kids. You'll be glad you did.
From the Press Release
Fresh from its cinema release, Osiris Entertainment releases the acclaimed horror hit Bloodline on DVD January 7, 2014. The film stars Matt Thompson, Jesse Kristofferson, Kimberly Alexander, Gina Comparetto, Christopher Frontiero and "Hell on Wheels'" Grainger Hines. Matt Thompson directs.
Seminary student Brett Ethos falls away from the church and his faith, only to find out that his bloodline is sought after by a real evil. On a trip with friends and an old flame, he goes to explore a cabin left to him by the will of a family member. There he discovers his true heritage. »
- Uncle Creepy
The History Channel is on a roll, and they have announced another new miniseries! They will explore America's beginning in a series called Jamestown, which will explore the new colony.
The series will be developed by Hell on Wheels executive producer John Shiban. It is inspired by Benjamin Woolley's book Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America. The story will explore "the true story of the beginnings of America and follow the dreamers and schemers who settled in the new colony of Jamestown. It evokes a stirring epic time in American history, with all its greed, gore and glory."
The History Channel has been bringing us great miniseries, and as a fan of American history, this is a show that will definitely appeal to me. I'm excited to see how it turns out! Here's a description of the book:
Four centuries ago, and thirteen years before the Mayflower, »
- Joey Paur
It’s Brittany S. Pierce, bitch — and she’s back for Glee‘s 100th episode!
Executive producer Ryan Murphy took to Twitter Wednesday to announce that “All The Glee Originals” received invites to return for the Fox dramedy’s upcoming landmark installment, and Heather Morris — who exited the series in Season 4 — is among those who has RSVP’d yes.
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- Megan Masters
The 45-second trailer for the second half of MTV's third season of "Teen Wolf" is out ahead of its January 6th premiere.
Rather than a collection of clips though, the trailer is a specially created, metaphor heavy piece in which a bloodstained Stiles is trapped in a waking nightmare.
So how will Fox's upcoming Batman prequel-themed "Gotham" work exactly? Bleeding Cool have reported a rumor that suggests the pilot clearly spells things out:
"The pilot script for 'Gotham' has Detective Jim Gordon trying to solve a very famous double homicide - the Waynes". This would confirm Bruce Wayne is a child in the series setting and is a legitimate way to keep Batman out of the picture.
- Garth Franklin
History is prepping to explore America's beginning. The cable network is teaming with former Hell on Wheels executive producer John Shiban to develop Jamestown (working title), a miniseries exploring the new colony. Inspired by Benjamin Woolley's 2007 book Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America, the miniseries will explore the true story of the beginnings of America and follow the dreamers and schemers who settled in the new colony of Jamestown. It evokes a stirring epic time in American history, with all its greed, gore and glory. Story: The 'Bible' Effect and the Resurrection
- Lesley Goldberg
At the moment, AMC is winning the war when it comes to cable drama series with The Walking Dead ratings increasing week by week, but one show isn’t enough to keep this network on top. As is, Mad Men‘s immense budgetary needs are eating away at the budgets for other shows, and, now that Breaking Bad is over, the network doesn’t have much to brag about. Hell on Wheels doesn’t have enough viewers and Low Winter Sun was a huge disappointment in both ratings and critical response. The network desperately needs another hit, and their next attempt comes with the upcoming Revolutionary War series Turn. Written by Craig Silverstein, based on the book Washington’s Spies and directed by Rupert Wyatt, Turn is set in the summer of 1778 and tells the story of New York farmer Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), who bands together with a group »
- Mark Capers
Seven long years after premiering at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane is finally hitting home video, and we have your chance to score a copy on Blu-ray on us!
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Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-twc are releasing Jonathan Levine’s (Warm Bodies, 50/50) directorial debut, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, on Blu-ray and DVD December 3, 2013. Special features include a commentary with director Jonathan Levine.
Part slasher, part coming-of-age film, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane is the story of a teenage beauty’s getaway weekend gone wrong. It stars Amber Heard (Machete Kills) in her first leading role, along with Anson Mount (“Hell on Wheels”), Whitney Able (Monsters), and Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga).
Mandy Lane is »
- Uncle Creepy
Icelandic director Sturla Gunnarsson makes a return to film after a long TV run with a Canadian action movie that sounds, and looks, badass.
The setup for Ice Soldiers is just a tad bit ridiculous. A scientific expedition to the Canadian north uncovers not one but three genetically engineered Russian super soldiers that were created and frozen in ice at the height of the Cold War. For some reason, the scientists thaw these guys out and they start killing anyone and everything in their path and it's up to Dominic Purcell ("Prison Break"), Adam Beach ("Hell on Wheels") and the always awesome Michael Ironside, to stop them.
I have no idea where this trailer has emerged from since it advertises that the movie is now available on home video and though I don't doubt this will make a [Continued ...] »
Interview Andrew Blair 28 Nov 2013 - 05:50
Please note: there's a spoiler for near the end of Alpha Papa in this interview. It's marked.
Sharing star billing with Steve Coogan on the critically acclaimed Alan Partridge movie (read our review here), Colm Meaney's varied career has seen him contribute to some prime fillets of geekbait. Second only to Michael Dorn in terms of appearances in Star Trek episodes, he's also played a henchman in Under Siege, sworn entertainingly at John Cusack in Con Air, and reduced Bruce Willis to tears as the tragic British pilot in Die Hard 2. This on top of roles in The Commitments, Last Of The Mohicans, Layer Cake, and The Damned United (he's also due to play a truculent Northern football manager in the forthcoming Pele »
With Breaking Bad finished and Mad Men almost wrapped up as well, AMC is looking for their next big original series. Today, they’ve announced pilot orders for two new genre projects that we’ll be keeping an eye on:
“These are both highly original and ambitious pilots that take us into worlds that we haven’t seen on TV before,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive vice president of programming, production and digital content. “The bawdiness and fun of Knifeman and London in the mid-18th century; and the completely unique take on a post-apocalyptic world in Galyntine are right in AMC’s wheelhouse of making television that is both unexpected and unconventional. They’re both driven by creative and production teams »
- Jonathan James
AMC has lined up two series prospects for 2015 — one that looks to a bleak future, the other revisiting a bloody past — with pilot orders for dramas “Galyntine” and “Knifeman.”
“Galyntine,” written by drama vet Jason Cahill, is set in a post-apocalyptic world where small bands of survivors are forced to adapt without access to any forms of technology.
Set in 18th century London, “Knifeman” follows a hard-living renegade surgeon who harvests dead bodies for extra cash from the local medical teaching hospital. Rolin Jones (“Friday Night Lights”) wrote the pilot and developed it with Ron Fitzgerald (“TheLast Resort”). The pair exec produce with Josh Donnen, Robert Zotnowski and Media Rights Capital. »
- Cynthia Littleton
This Week in TV:
AMC renews Hell on Wheels for season 4; Netflix announces a December premiere date for Lilyhammer season 2; the creators of Homeland and Heroes team for a miniseries at USA titled Dig; Christina Ricci lands the titular role in the Lifetime Original Movie Lizzie Borden Took an Ax; and FX begins development on a limited series centered on the life of the infamous Russian healer, Rasputin.
While it hasn’t been AMC’s most popular or successful series in recent years, Hell on Wheels posted solid enough viewership numbers this year to earn a season 4 renewal.
Set to premiere next summer, the show’s fourth season will be ...
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- Daniel Johnson
Will AMC dare to adapt that which HBO once shied away from?
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Looks like about seven of years of hard work are about to pay off. I may get to bring »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
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