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.

Sundance Channel Global takes dramas worldwide

Sundance Channel Global is building its drama slate with the addition of two new series.

Season two of SundanceTV’s The Red Road (6×60′) has been picked up from Entertainment One and will debut less than 24 hours after its US debut in Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and European countries including France, Iberia, Benelux, Poland and CEE.

The Red Road

The Red Road

Meanwhile, BBC Two and SundanceTV’s political thriller The Honourable Woman (8×60′), bought from BBC Worldwide, will air in Asia, along with The Great Train Robbery (2×90′), from Content Media.

The Honourable Woman

The Honourable Woman

Sundance Channel Global is owned by AMC Networks International.

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.

Saving Hope takes fourth season order

Canadian medical drama Saving Hope will return for a fourth season.

Saving Hope

Saving Hope

CTV has ordered a new 18-episode run, with production due to begin in summer 2015 in Toronto.

Season four is likely to begin airing in autumn next year.

The supernatural drama stars Erica Durance, Daniel Gillies, Michael Shanks, Michelle Nolden, Kristopher Turner, and Stacey Farber.

The series is produced by ICF Films with Entertainment One, in association with CTV. It is executive produced by Ilana Frank, John Morayniss, Margaret O’Brien, Lesley Harrison, and showrunner Adam Pettle.

Distribution rights are handled by Entertainment One.

New episodes of Saving Hope will also air in the US on ION Television.

AMC exits Hell on Wheels

AMC is rolling back into Hell on Wheels for a fifth and final season.

Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels

A final 14-episode order has been placed by the cable network, with seven episodes due to air in summer 2015, and a further seven in summer 2016.

The Western period drama stars Anson Mount and Colm Meaney.

It was developed by Endemol USA and is produced by Entertainment One and Nomadic Pictures.

 

IDW’s Cobb comes to television

Comic book series Cobb is being developed for television.

Cobb

Cobb

IDW Entertainment and Entertainment One are behind the Secret Service project, which is based on the IDW property written by Beau Smith.

Cobb is described as a conspiracy thriller about Frank Cobb, a top ranking Secret Service agent whose life gets turned upside down when he is removed from active duty after stumbling onto a deadly conspiracy at the highest global level. He must win back his reputation and save the newly elected President of the United States.

Thania St John is writing the pilot and will be the showrunner.

Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment are executive producing with John Morayniss, Michael Rosenberg, and Benedict Carver from eOne, and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion.

IDW Entertainment and eOne partneres in April this year to co-develop, co-fund and coproduce television series based on IDW’s extensive catalogue. EOne handles all distribution of their series.

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.

DirecTV places new Rogue order

DirecTV has placed a 20-episode order for the Thandie Newton-starrer Rogue.

Rogue

Rogue

Season two recently ended on the platform’s Audience Network and production on the new run will begin in January.

The first ten episodes are due to air on Audience in spring 2015, with the back ten scheduled to air in 2016.

Newton will reprise her role as an FBI task force handler who is forced to go back undercover when one of her operatives goes missing. Cole Hauser also stars.

Rogue is produced by Entertainment One and Momentum TV in association with DirecTV. Creator Matthew Parkhill executive produces with John Morayniss, Michael Rosenberg, and Nick Hamm.

eOne handles the worldwide rights to the series.

Sky Living investigates The Enfield Haunting

Sky Living has ordered a three-part supernatural drama based on real events that took place in a north London house in 1977.

Sky Living

Sky Living

The Enfield Haunting tells the story of a rookie paranormal researcher who, after a recent personal tragedy, is drawn to a house on Green Street in Enfield after disturbing reports of a desperate family terrorised by malevolent unseen forces.

Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson, and Matthew Macfadyen will star in the 3×60′ period drama, which is based on Guy Lyon Playfair’s book This House is Haunted.

It is written by Joshua St Johnston. Adrian Sturges will produce for Eleventh Film, with executive producers Jamie Campbell and Cameron Roach.

Filming is due to begin in London this autumn. It will be distributed by Entertainment One.

AMC reloads Halt and Catch Fire

AMC is loading a second season of computer drama Halt and Catch Fire.

Halt and Catch Fire

Halt and Catch Fire

The series captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, focusing on four characters attempting to innovate against the changing backdrop of technology and Texas’ Silicon Prairie.

It is produced by AMC Studios, it was created by Chris Cantwell and Christopher C Rogers. The executive producers are Cantwell, Rogers, showrunner Jonathan Lisco, and Gran Via Productions’ Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.

It will return to the cable channel next summer.Halt and Catch Fire is distributed internationally by Entertainment One.