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Confirmed: 'Preacher' Headed To AMC With Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Writing And Producing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2014 3:38 PM
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Since this humble little blog emerged into existence, we've been reporting in fits and starts on the tortured development of "Preacher." The Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon comic has been through sixteen years of ever changing development, as the project has gone from being a movie, to a TV series, and back and forth, while no shortage of names both in front and behind the camera tried to get it going including Sam Mendes, Darren Aronofsky, Joe Carnahan, D.J. Caruso, Chris Pine, Shia LaBeouf and Alex Pettyfer. But now, it's actually happening for real with an unlikely duo taking it on.

'Preacher' Reportedly Headed To AMC, Seth Rogen Involved?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2013 9:00 AM
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An adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's comic "Preacher" has been to the pulpit a few times over the years. Sam Mendes, Darren Aronofsky and Joe Carnahan have all been involved and/or rumored at various points, and most recently, D.J. Caruso had talked up a version that had Chris Pine, Shia LaBeouf and Alex Pettyfer interested in the roles of Jesse, Arseface and the Saint Of Killers respectively. And before all of this, HBO had been developing a TV take on the material but wound up passing way back in 2008. But now it looks like one of their rivals is going to take a stab at it.

Final Season Of 'Mad Men' Across 2014 & 2015, Legendary Screenwriter Robert Towne Joins Writing Staff

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2013 2:32 PM
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“Television is no longer film’s poorer cousin. I think it’s a place where a lot of the serious acting and great writing is taking place now,” Simon Pegg—who has a role in TNT's upcoming "Mob City"—recently told The Independent. “But the way we watch TV is definitely changing. The networks have to keep up with that. We are definitely now in the age of (subscription television and film download service) Netflix.” Well, it seems that AMC didn't get the memo.

AMC Launching 'The Walking Dead' Spin-Off Series In 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 16, 2013 12:54 PM
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AMC clearly knows which side their bread is buttered on, and who is spreading. Even with "Breaking Bad" coming to an end in two weeks, they've already greenlit a prequel series, centered around sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman. And now, the network's other smash success show is also expanding, with AMC clearly taking a page from their major studio counterparts.

‘The Killing’ To Remain An Unsolved Mystery as AMC Passes on Season Four, Cancels Show...Again

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 11, 2013 9:30 AM
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As one of AMC’s most successful and critically acclaimed shows nears its finish just a few short episodes away, it seems another of the network’s line-up has halted mid-race. Dogged by mixed reception, cancellation, and then revival by AMC and Netflix, season three of “The Killing” promised a quality return with new supporting cast members and a resolved mystery by its end (not to mention strong reviews too). But while the drama delivered both with its recently aired finale, the efforts weren’t enough to carry the show through to a fourth season.

Joseph Kosinski Developing 'Blade Runner' Meets 'Battlestar Galactica' Sci-Fi Series 'Ballistic City' For AMC

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 3:25 PM
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So, is AMC ready to go sci-fi? Well, it might be a smart play. The zombie genre has proven to be a massive success with the network, with "The Walking Dead" a big hit and it looks like they might want to see if sci-fi can do something similar.

Can 'Low Winter Sun' Replace 'Breaking Bad'? Watch The Trailer For The New AMC Series Starring Mark Strong

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2013 1:48 PM
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In case you've been living under a rock, or were somehow unaware, we hate to break it you: "Breaking Bad" is done this summer. The acclaimed, hit series wraps up the fate of Walter White in just a few months time, and after that, AMC will be left with a considerably big hole in their schedule that they'll need to fill. Could "Low Winter Sun" be the next show we're all going to be talking about?

Jeffrey Wright Joins 'Boardwalk Empire,' RZA Gets 'Gang Related' & Scoot McNairy Is Ready To 'Halt & Catch Fire'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 7, 2013 7:29 PM
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Exciting news for “Boardwalk Empire” fans – Jeffrey Wright will join the show for its fourth season next year as a series regular. He'll be playing “Valentin Narcisse, Doctor of Divinity, philanthropist, student of culture and the man who runs Harlem.” So he’s a character with a pretty impressive CV, and it's some nice casting for a show that continues to cast respected character actors. Wright recently finished work on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” where he played the notable character from the books, Beetee.

Malin Akerman Finds 'Suburgatory'; Chloe Sevigny Visits 'Portlandia'; Ciarán Hinds Joins 'Game Of Thrones' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2012 6:10 PM
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Malin Akerman has had a bit of an unlucky run on the big screen in 2012, with "Wanderlust" and "Rock Of Ages" both underperforming, and the upcoming "Stolen" with Nicolas Cage looking like....well, a Nicolas Cage movie. But she's hoping to cap off the the year on a stronger note. The actress is headed to the small screen for some guest stints on ABC's "Suburgatory." The episodes, set to air near Thanksgiving and Christmas, will find her popping up as the "beautiful and free-spirited singer-songwriter" mother of Tessa (Jane Levy), with whom she hopes to form a relationship and put her troubled past behind her. "Suburgatory" returns in October.

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

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 30, 2012 9:38 AM
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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.

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