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‘The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus launches prodco, adapts comic ‘Undone By Blood’

The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has launched his own production firm, which has already struck a deal with AMC Studios and has its first show in the works. Bigbaldhead Productions has been founded with Brillstein Entertainment’s JoAnne Colonna and is headed up by AMC’s former VP of drama Amanda Verdon. The company has also […]

AMC Networks strikes talent deals to fuel expanding true crime offer

AMC Networks is preparing to ramp up its true crime offering by signing talent deals with a quartet of creatives. The US outfit has struck partnerships with Mona Chalabi (The Fix, Vagina Dispatches), Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City, Couples Therapy), Cameron Esposito (Queery, Take My Wife) and Jena Friedman (The Daily Show, Soft Focus) as it […]

AMC and Movistar+ partner for Amenábar series

Spain’s pay-TV service Movistar+ and AMC Studios in the US have teamed up to produce an original series from Oscar-winner Alejandro Amenábar. The as-yet-untitled six-part adventure thriller will be the TV directorial debut for Amenábar who has been behind such movies as The Others and The Sea Inside. He is also co-writing the show alongside […]

AMC replaces Cinemax on Sky’s ‘Gangs Of London’ S2

AMC has replaced Cinemax as the US partner on the second season of Sky’s hit crime drama Gangs Of London. The show, whose first season was the biggest original drama launch on Sky Atlantic for the past five years, delves into the inner workings of the largest criminal organisation in London. It was created by […]

AMC appoints Lionsgate’s Dan McDermott as programming president

Former Lionsgate exec Dan McDermott has been appointed as president of original programming at US-based AMC Networks, taking up the role previously held by David Madden. McDermott, who was most recently head of Lionsgate’s scripted TV partnership with BBC Studios (BBCS), also becomes co-president of AMC Studios and fills the void left by Madden, who […]

AMC Entertainment Networks Group brings Studios operation in-house

AMC Networks is bringing its Studios operation in-house in a restructure that sees the departure of David Madden. The exec, who joined AMC in 2017, served as president of programming for the Entertainment Networks Group and AMC Studios. However, under the business’s “strategic realignment” the studio will come under centralised leadership – that of Sarah […]

UnReal’s Noxon behind Dietland plan for AMC

US cable channel AMC has given the greenlight to Dietland, the latest drama from UnReal showrunner Marti Noxon. News of the series first emerged last year, and a ten-part series is now going ahead following successful execution of AMC’s writers’ room development model. This sees writers work on scripts for several months ahead of a […]

Sundance SVOD service heads to Rillington Place, Riviera

AMC Networks has acquired Europe-produced scripted trio Back, Rillington Place and Riviera for its Sundance-branded US subscription VOD service. Sundance Now has landed exclusive streaming rights to the shows, deals that come just months after it ordered its first original series, The Chances. Back is the latest comedy from Peep Show stars David Mitchell and […]

Walking Dead makes history but ratings fall

The Walking Dead has made US ratings history despite its latest season finale ratings again falling year-on-year. The last episode of the AMC cable series’ seventh season, on Sunday (April 9), took 15.6 million viewers in Nielsen’s Live+3 ratings. Within that the 9.7 million adults aged 18-49 it attracted makes it the biggest show in […]

Off the Fence exec joins AMC Studios’ sales team

Off the Fence’s Mark Dee-Shapland has joined AMC Studios’ worldwide sales arm. Dee-Shapland has taken up the new post of head of content sales at the AMC Networks-owned production outfit. He will remain in Amsterdam, where factual-focused distributor Off the Fence is based, but report to LA-based Valerie Cabrera, who has been AMC Studios’ senior […]

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