AMC adds White City director

AMC is staffing up for its forthcoming pilot White City.

Director Stephen Gaghan has been added to the political drama, which comes from co-writers and co-executive producers Nick McDonell and John Dempsey.

The story, about Western diplomats and journalists living in Afghanistan, focuses on a war junkie who, against the advice of everyone from American embassy staffers to tweeting tribal leaders to the French journalist he’s in a relationship with, he tragically overreaches in an attempt to talk with insurgent leaders. In the series, he 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.

Chris Mundy and Tom Freston also executive produce the pilot, which is produced by AMC Studios.