AMC delves into original sci-fi

US cable channel AMC has ordered a new scripted drama – it’s first foray into original sci-fi programming – from the creator of Showtime crime series Brotherhood.

Line of Sight will be a coproduction between AMC Studios and Fox Television Studios and tell the story of a transport safety board investigator that survives a plane crash and then obsessively attempts to uncover its cause.

Writer Blake Masters (Brotherhood, Law & Order: LA) created the show, which goes into production later this year, and marks AMC’s first original sci-fi project.

“Blake Masters has created a world and set of characters that defies the traditional boundaries of drama and sci-fi. It’s got great elements of both genres while also having that unique blend of a conspiracy thriller. It is genuinely unexpected and unconventional,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive VP of original programming, production and digital content.

Stillerman; Susie Fitzgerald, senior VP of scripted programming; and Jason Fisher, senior VP of production, will oversee development and production.

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