AMC orders anthology series from ‘Black Mirror’ writer

AMC has greenlit an anthology series that mixes sci-fi and romance from Black Mirror writer Will Bridges and actor-writer Brett Goldstein. 

Bridges and Goldstein will executive produce with Jolyon Symonds (Thorne, Complicit) through Fearless Minds, a Banijay Group company.

As yet untitled, the 6 x 60-minute anthology project will be produced by AMC Studios and is slated for a 2020 launch.

Each episode will feature an entirely new story and different cast. The series takes place 15 years from now, when science makes a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a way to find your soul mate.

The series uses the sci-fi conceit to tell six stories about the cost of finding true love, all different in tone and featuring a spectrum of people and relationships.

Bridges and Goldstein’s short film For Life serves as the basis for the new series.

“This is AMC’s first foray into non-serialised story-telling, and we’re trying to do so in the boldest way possible. The show explores how technological innovation can impact the most delicate matters of the heart, and each episode will turn personal life choices into high-stakes drama,” said David Madden, president of programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios.

Bridges added: “To get the opportunity to expand on the short film Brett and I made and tell new stories about how messed up love can make a person is something we’re both very grateful for and extremely excited about.”

Bridges co-wrote the Emmy-winning episode USS Callister of Black Mirror last season. He recently staffed on season three of Stranger Things for Netflix. 

Goldstein co-wrote and starred in the feature film Superbob with Catherine Tate, and won the 2016 BIFA for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Adult Life Skills.

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