ITV’s Thinkfactory making reality series for AMC

Thinkfactory Media, the US prodco acquired by ITV Studios last year, has won a commission for a new reality show from AMC.

The US cable net has ordered 4th and Loud will follow the first-ever season of the LA Kiss arena football team, owned by rock star Gene Simmons. Arena football is a variant on American football, but is played on a smaller pitch. Simmons and business partners took on the LA franchise late last year.

AMC’s hour-long reality series will launch in August in a Tuesday 9pm slot.

At the ongoing summer TCA event AMC also said it has given a straight-to-series order to Badlands, a “genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West”.

AMC’s in-house production division, AMC Studios, will make the show and Entertainment One will sell it internationally under the terms of a pre-existing sales pact.

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