Joel Stillerman


AMC turns David Carr memoir into drama

US cable channel AMC and Sony Pictures Television are turning late journalist David Carr’s memoir, The Night of the Gun, into a six-part miniseries. Bob Odenkirk is attached to play Carr, the New York journalist who turned his battle with drugs and experiences as a leading New York Times columnist into a brutal book. Odenkirk […]

AMC hands Preacher talk show companion

US cable network AMC has continued its tradition of handing key original drama series a talk show companion. Preacher debuts with a 90-minute episode on Sunday, May 22, and its encore screening a week later (May 29) will be followed by Talking Preacher at 10.30pm. A second Talking Preacher episode will air after Preacher’s finale […]

SundanceTV acquires mafia drama Gomorrah

US cable net SundanceTV has acquired the first two seasons of Italian crime drama Gomorrah. The first season, which comprises twelve episodes, will premiere on the AMC Networks-owned channel this summer. SundanceTV acquired the drama from The Weinstein Company, which has rights in North America. Germany’s Beta Films sells the show in most international territories, […]

AMC okays Terror anthology drama

US basic cable net AMC has given the greenlight to The Terror, an anthology series based on a best-selling novel from Dan Simmons. The series, set in 1847, follows a Royal Naval expedition crew searching for the Northwest Passage that is attacked by a mysterious monster and become embroiled in a desperate game of survival. […]

AMC to geek out in late-night

US cable channel AMC has ordered a late-night talk show for fanboys. Geeking Out (WT) has Comic Book Men’s Kevin Smith and Heroes: Reborn’s Greg Grunberg attached as hosts, and Matador Content and The Weinstein Company coproducing in association with Bandwagon Media. The 30-minute nightly show will look at pop culture from a fanboy perspective […]

SundanceTV buys BBC-Keshet autism drama

American cable channel SundanceTV has added to its overseas drama ranks by acquiring the British version of Israeli drama The A-Word. SundanceTV becomes a coproducer on the show (pictured), which is for the BBC and comes from Endemol Shine Group-owned Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK. The A-Word joins SundanceTV’s 2016 drama line-up, which includes Sky […]

AMC converts Preacher from pilot to series

US cable channel AMC has greenlit a full season of Preacher, which is based on a twisted 1990s comic book. Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios will coproduce the series, which Hollywood director Seth Rogen and his production partner, Evan Goldberg (This is the End, Superbad), developed for television through their Point Grey Pictures and […]

SundanceTV, ABC board sci-fi drama

SundanceTV in the US and Australia’s ABC are attached to a new big-budget drama epic set in the near future. The channels are working with Germany’s Red Arrow International, Australia’s Goalpost Pictures and New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures on the 6x60mins series, Cleverman, which debuts internationally at MIPCOM. The series is set in a near-future in […]

Collier names AMC, SundanceTV top team

Charlie Collier has laid out his top level management team at US cable channels AMC and SundanceTV. Collier was recently named president and general manager of both AMC Networks channels, and has now elevated Joel Stillerman and Jan Diedrichsen to top posts. The news comes two months after AMC boss Collier replaced Sarah Barnett as […]

Tom Freston to exec AMC Afghan drama pilot

US cable net AMC has ordered a pilot for White City, a drama series about journalists and diplomats in Afghanistan. Ex-Viacom boss Tom Freston will exec produce the show. The pilot hails from co-writers and co-executive producers Nick McDonell, a journalist who has covered Iraq and Afghanistan for TIME, and John Dempsey, former long-time resident […]