Jonathan Lisco Inks Overall Deal With AMC

By | Tuesday July 30, 2013 @ 9:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Jonathan Lisco has closed a two-year overall deal with AMC. Under the pact, Lisco will serve as showrunner on the cable network’s newly picked up series Halt And Catch Fire while also developing original projects. … Read More »

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TCA: AMC Picks Up ‘Halt & Catch Fire’ & ‘Turn’ To Series

By | Friday July 26, 2013 @ 1:07pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

AMC has picked up Halt & Catch Fire and Turn in what network topper Charlie Collier said is the first time AMC has picked up two scripted series in the same cycle. Both projects hail from AMC Studios. Jonathan Lisco has been tapped as showrunner of … Read More »

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Kevin Dunn Upped To Regular On ‘Veep’, David Wilson Barnes Joins AMC Pilot ‘Halt’

By | Thursday March 21, 2013 @ 5:03pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Kevin DunnKevin Dunn has been promoted to regular on HBO’s comedy Veep. Dunn, who plays Ben, President’s pragmatic Chief of Staff, along with Gary Cole, joined the comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus for major recurring arcs … Read More »

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NBC Pilot ‘Blacklist’, AMC’s ‘Halt And Catch Fire’ Add To Casts

By | Thursday March 14, 2013 @ 11:29am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Harry Lennix and Ilfenesh Hadera have joined NBC/Sony TV’s drama pilot The Blacklist, which centers on Red (James Spader), the world’s most wanted criminal who mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), with whom he seemingly has no connection. Lennix plays Harold Cooper, the successful yet cynical Assistant Director of Counterterrorism at the FBI. Hadera, repped by Gersh, plays FBI Agent Jennifer Palmer, who is Elizabeth’s best friend. Lennix, repped by Innovative Artists and Brookside Artist Management, will next be seen in Man Of Steel and indie Mr. Sophistication, which he stars in produced. Read More »

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Christina Cole To Star In CBS Pilot ‘Second Sight’, Kerry Bishe Joins AMC’s ‘Fire’

By | Tuesday March 12, 2013 @ 10:51am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Christina Cole (CBS’ Chaos) has been cast as the female lead opposite Jason Lee and Derek Luke in Second Sight, CBS‘ drama pilot from Michael Cuesta and Carol Mendelsohn. Based on the British series, Second SightRead More »

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Lee Pace To Topline AMC Pilot ‘Halt & Catch Fire’

By | Tuesday February 26, 2013 @ 2:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Lee PaceFormer Pushing Daisies star Lee Pace is set as a lead of AMC‘s drama pilot Halt & Catch Fire, from Breaking Bad executive producer Mark Johnson. Also starring in the pilot, written by Chris … Read More »

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AMC Orders Period Drama Pilots From Craig Silverstein/Barry Josephson, Mark Johnson

By | Tuesday November 27, 2012 @ 1:50pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

AMC is ramping up scripted development with pilot orders to two period dramas: Turn, from Nikita creator/executive producer Craig Silverstein and Barry Josephson, and Halt & Catch Fire, from Breaking Bad executive producer Mark Johnson. The cable network already ordered two scripted pilots this year — Low Winter Sun and the untitled Richard LaGravenese/Tony Goldwyn project, marking the first time AMC had picked up two pilots at the same time. Now the network has greenlighted a whopping four pilots in the same year — that is almost as many AMC ordered in the five years it has been in the original programming business. Filming on Turn and Halt & Catch Fire is slated for next year, while Low Winter Sun and the LaGravenese/Goldwyn project recently completed production. I hear AMC brass won’t wait for Halt & Catch Fire and Turn to be done before making pickup decisions on the other two pilots. Halt & Catch Fire and Turn were among half a dozen scripts that participated in AMC’s pilot script showcase in April, along with Low Winter Sun and the LaGravenese/Goldwyn project, which got the nod. Turn and Halt & Catch Fire were kept in consideration, and are now joining the other two as pilots. Read More »

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