Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Ridley Scott Says 'Exodus' Would Never Get Financed Starring "Mohammad So-and-So From Such-And-Such” Ridley Scott Says 'Exodus' Would Never Get Financed Starring "Mohammad So-and-So From Such-And-Such” James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Make You "Sh*t Yourself With Your Mouth Wide Open” James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Make You "Sh*t Yourself With Your Mouth Wide Open” Welcome Back To The Park: The First Trailer For 'Jurassic World' Is Here Welcome Back To The Park: The First Trailer For 'Jurassic World' Is Here Watch: 2-Hour 'Deleted Magic' Explores Deleted Scenes & Alternate Footage From The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Watch: 2-Hour 'Deleted Magic' Explores Deleted Scenes & Alternate Footage From The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy New Character And Plot Details Emerge For 'True Detective' Season 2 As More Cast Members Confirmed New Character And Plot Details Emerge For 'True Detective' Season 2 As More Cast Members Confirmed James Gunn Says Shared Universe Model Is "Flawed," Plus Listen To "Awesome Mixtape Volume Zero" For 'Guardians' James Gunn Says Shared Universe Model Is "Flawed," Plus Listen To "Awesome Mixtape Volume Zero" For 'Guardians' 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters This Friday 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters This Friday Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman Watch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Watch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination'  Starring Ethan Hawke SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination' Starring Ethan Hawke From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

'Louie' Gets Renewed For Fourth Season; AMC Developing 'Area 51' With Gale Anne Hurd

The Playlist By Charlie Schmidlin | The Playlist July 30, 2012 at 9:38AM

Singular in its completely unfettered, direct process from development to screen, “Louie” has quickly emerged as the natural extension to Louis C.K.'s unique voice, and in the middle of its strongest season to date, FX has announced plans for the obvious while AMC look to the future beyond “Breaking Bad” with a new show of their own.
0
Louie Area 51

Singular in its completely unfettered, direct process from development to screen, “Louie” has quickly emerged as the natural extension to Louis C.K.'s unique voice, and in the middle of its strongest season to date, FX has announced plans for the obvious while AMC look to the future beyond “Breaking Bad” with a new show of their own.

This past weekend, at The Television Critics Association shindig, FX announced plans for a fourth season of “Louie,” as network president John Landgraf continues possibly the best creator-network relationship around with his support. If you haven't been following our weekly recaps, the show recently wrapped up an incredible two-part story thread involving Parker Posey, and Louie's constant conflict between expectation and reality in their relationship. The entire arc was deftly handled and, along with the Miami episode this season, really showcased Louis C.K.'s confidence to let laughs give way to more emotional material, bringing a nice cohesion that makes us all the more excited for what's to come.

Speaking of anticipation, viewers are growing increasingly restless for the last batch of “Breaking Bad” episodes before the series concludes, and to match that, AMC are growing just as nervous in their journey to fill its slot. They seem to have found their hopeful, however, as the network recently closed a deal to develop “Area 51,” a new show based on Anne Jacobsen's book of the same name. Jacobson will co-produce the show along with executive producer Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”), while Todd E. Kessler (“The Unit,” “The Good Wife”)” will handle writing duties. Before critical eyebrows are raised, it appears the 50s/60s-set show will tackle the quotidian duties of the Nevada security staff on base, and will partially focus on the relationship between alien conspiracy theories and the Cold War paranoia that existed alongside it. “Gale brought us the book and loved the way it presented an oral history of the place,” said Joel Stillerman, head of AMC, “She has this whole technology/futuristic thing going on.”

“Area 51” joins two other AMC pilots currently in production, "Low Winter Sun,” a murder mystery starring James Ransone and Mark Strong, and an as-yet-untitled legal thriller, but out of all of them, it certainly feels the most risky. Such a subject could easily turn into the sort of meandering mystery that “The Killing” and “Rubicon” audiences found lacking, but as “Breaking Bad” winds down, let's hope AMC finds a way to further their admittedly intriguing first steps. [The Wrap/NY Post]

This article is related to: Gale Anne Hurd, AMC, Television, TV News, Louie, Area 51


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates