Cameras roll on Fear the Walking Dead

Zombies have taken over Vancouver as production takes place on AMC’s new drama Fear The Walking Dead.

Fear The Walking Dead

Fear The Walking Dead

A spin-off from The Walking Dead, the show features a new story and a cast that includes Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Mercedes Mason.

Produced by AMC Studios, it is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert, and showrunner David Erickson. The co-executive producer is Adam Davidson.

The series’ first season, consisting of six one-hour episodes, will premiere on AMC later this summer.

AMC Global goes Into the Badlands

AMC’s forthcoming drama Into the Badlands has found a worldwide home after it was picked up by sister network AMC Global.

AMC

AMC

Produced by AMC Studios, the martial arts series is set in a land controlled by feudal barons where a great warrior and young boy embark on a journey towards enlightenment.

It stars Daniel Wu, Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger, and Oliver Stark.

Wu is also an executive producer alongside creators/writers/showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar.

The producers are Stacy Sher and Michael Shamberg.

Into the Badlands (6×60′) will air on AMC Global within 24 hours of its AMC premiere in all territories where it is available.

It is due to debut this autumn.

Entertainment One is distributing the series.

AMC names Walking Dead spin-off

Reasons to be fearful: The Walking Dead spin-off has a name.

Fear The Walking Dead is set in Los Angeles and features new characters and storylines.

Fear The Walking Dead

Fear The Walking Dead

The show’s first season, which will consist of 6×60′ episodes. is due to premiere on AMC later this year. The show’s second season will air in 2016.

AMC Global has also acquired rights to both seasons and will air each episode in more than 115 countries within 24 hours of their US premiere.

Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert are executive producers of the new series, which is produced by AMC Studios.

Dave Erickson, who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, is an executive producer and showrunner.

The series stars Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, and Alycia Debnam Carey.

Brazil’s AMC grabs The Walking Dead spin-off

The spin-off of zombie drama The Walking Dead will air in Brazil after plans were unveiled to launch AMC in the country.

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

AMC Networks International said the new channel would debut on April 1, featuring the new series later in the year.

Each episode will air within 24 hours of its US premiere.

Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, showrunner Dave Erickson, and David Alpert are executive producers of the new series, which is being produced by AMC Studios.

The series will star Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, and Alycia Debnam Carey.

Other dramas heading to AMC in Brazil include Halt & Catch Fire, and The Divide, which are both produced by AMC Studios. They will air on April 6 and 16, respectively.

Walking Dead spin-off gets two season order

The forthcoming spin-off to zombie drama The Walking Dead has earned an initial two-season order.

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

The as-yet untitled series will be set in Los Angeles and focuses on a new set of characters and storylines.

Heading the cast are Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, and Alycia Debnam Carey.

The first season will have six one-hour episodes, and is due to air on AMC later this summer.

Season two will air in 2016.

The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert, and showrunner Dave Erickson executive produce the series, which is produced by AMC Studios.

AMC Global, which airs worldwide in more than 115 countries, has already picked up the series, with plans to air episodes within 24 hours of their AMC debut.

AMC lands in Latin America

Computing drama Halt and Catch Fire is heading to Latin America as AMC launches in the region.

Halt and Catch Fire

Halt and Catch Fire

AMC Networks International has agreed a deal with DirecTV Latin America to roll out AMC in seven Spanish-speaking countries this month.

They include Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Series to air from launch include Halt and Catch Fire, which chronicles the home computing race in the 1980s, produced by AMC Studios.

Amazon takes a Turn with eOne series

Amazon Prime Instant Video has picked up a package of US series after signing a deal with Entertainment One.

The agreement will see series from AMC and SundanceTV become available for subscribers in the UK and Germany from October, with new and future series online the day after their US broadcast.

The first projects heading to Amazon are AMC’s Halt & Catch Fire, and Turn, and SundanceTV’s The Red Road.

Halt & Catch Fire (20×60′) follows the personal computing boom in the 1980s through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. It stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Rio Davis, Kerry Bishe, Toby Huss, and David Wilson Barnes.

From AMC Studios, it is created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers. Jonathan Lisco is the showrunner and Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein from Gran Via Productions also executive produce.

Halt and Catch Fire

Halt & Catch Fire

Turn (20×60′), based on the book Washington Spies by Alexander Rose, is set in 1778 and tells the story of a New York farmer who brings together a group of childhood friends who become spies and turn the tide in America’s fight for independence. It stars Jamie Bell, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Daniel Henshall, Seth Numrich, Angus MacFadyen, JJ Feild, Meegan Warner, and Heather Lind.

Also produced by AMC Studios, it is written by showrunner Craig Silverstein, with Barry Josephson from Josephson Entertainment executive producing.

Turn

Turn

The Red Road (12×60′) follows a local cop struggling to keep his family together while policing two clashing communities – the small town where he grew up and the neighbouring mountains that are home to a Native American tribe.

From writer Aaron Guzikowski and Sarah Condon, they executive produce with showrunner Bridget Carpenter.

AMC pilots Preacher

AMC has ordered a pilot based on the comic book series Preacher.

Preacher

Preacher

Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s comic book series, the story follows Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who 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, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to literally find God.

Sam Caitlin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg developed the project, which will be coproduced by Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios.

Rogen and Goldberg will produce through their Point Grey Pictures label, with Neal Moritz’s Original Film.

The pilot was written by Caitlin.Rogen and Goldberg will direct.

It will be produced next summer for series consideration in 2016.

WE TV cancels The Divide

WE TV has cancelled its first ever original drama after just one season.

WE TV

WE TV

The Divide (10×60′) tells the story of a case worker who believes a death-row inmate was wrongly convicted of a young family’s murder 11 years earlier.

Co-creator Tony Goldwyn tweeted:

It was written by Richard LaGravenese and co-created by LaGravenese and Goldwyn.

Marin Ireland led a cast that also included Paul Schneider, Damon Gupton, Nia Long, Britne Oldford, Chris Bauer, Joe Anderson and Adam Rothenberg.

LaGravenese and Goldwyn were executive producers for AMC Studios with showrunner John Tinker. Andrew Sugerman was the co-executive producer.

Author joins Turn writing team

The writer of the book that inspired AMC’s period drama Turn has joined the series’ writing team.

Turn

Turn

Alexander Rose, who penned Washington’s Spies, was a consultant during its first season but has now joined the staff full-time as the show goes into production for its second season.

Turn stars Jamie Bell as a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island during the war, who bands together with a disparate group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring. Together they risked their lives and honour, and turned against family and King, for a fight that ultimately helped George Washington win the war.

The cast also includes Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind, Kevin R McNally, Meegan Warner, Burn Gorman, Angus Macfadyen, JJ Feild, Samuel Roukin, and Ian Kahn.

It is produced by AMC Studios, and executive produced by showrunner Craig Silverstein and Barry Josephson. It is distributed by Entertainment One.

Turn will return to AMC with a new ten-episode season in spring 2015.