NEW YORK, NY, September 26, 2022 – AMC Networks today announced that it was opening writers’ rooms to develop two new potential series for AMC+ and AMC. The projects are being developed under the company’s “scripts-to-series” model, which opens writers’ rooms to develop prospective series that, in success, move straight-to-series.
Seconds is a radical reimagining of the cult classic with a female lead at its center. When Claire Munro’s world is suddenly turned upside down, she’s given a chance to start life over with a clean slate. But can she really leave everything behind, or will she find herself diving back into the mysteries of her past? The series, based on the novel by David Ely, is from creator and showrunner Mark Lafferty (The Right Stuff, Halt and Catch Fire) and its executive producers include Mark Johnson (Gran Via), Melissa Bernstein and Peter Douglas.
The Devil in Silver, a psychological horror drama, tells the story of Pepper – a working class man from Queens who, through a combination of bad luck and a bad temper, finds himself wrongfully committed to a psychiatric hospital. There, he must contend with other patients, doctors who harbor dark secrets of their own, and perhaps even a true and even more terrifying evil.
The series is from creator and executive producer Victor LaValle, based on his novel of the same name and showrunner Christopher Cantwell (Halt and Catch Fire). Executive producers include Scott Free, EMJAG and Entertainment 360. The Devil in Silver is potentially the first season in a new horror anthology series planned for AMC and AMC+ that will feature average people caught up in horrific stories in the landscape of today’s world.
“These are two gripping and fast-paced psychological dramas from great creative talent we are looking forward to exploring in the coming months,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. “As we continue to establish AMC+ as the home of premium marquee content for adults, these projects are both right in the sweet spot of that brand and value proposition – great stories with unforgettable characters that break through and say something about our broader world. They also are both include members of the Halt and Catch Fire creative team, which should excite viewers as much as it does all of us. Here’s hoping that these respective writers’ rooms are indeed the things that get us to the thing.”
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AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK and the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films and RLJE Films. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, the Anne Rice catalog and the Agatha Christie library. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.