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Fear Twd Showrunner Breaks Down [Spoiler]'s 'Inevitable' Demise and Previews the 'Reckoning Coming'

Fear Twd Showrunner Breaks Down [Spoiler]'s 'Inevitable' Demise and Previews the 'Reckoning Coming'
Warning: The following contains spoilers for the Season 3 premiere of Fear the Walking Dead.

The never-saw-it-coming death in Sunday’s Season 3 premiere of Fear the Walking Dead “was meant to feel like a kick in the balls,” showrunner Dave Erickson tells TVLine. Mission accomplished. But, before the Ep explains why Travis had to die, a quick recap of the double header…

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In “Eye of the Beholder,” Madison at last was reunited with Nick, and, after getting a handle on survivalist Jeremiah Otto’s sons, good guy Jake (The Following
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AMC Passes on Drama Pilots ‘Galyntine’ and ‘Knifeman’

AMC Passes on Drama Pilots ‘Galyntine’ and ‘Knifeman’
AMC has opted to pass on both of the drama pilots it produced this year as prospective series for 2015.

The decision to nix series orders for “Galyntine” and “Knifeman” comes as the cabler has at least four new series on tap for next year, starting in February with the much-anticipated “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul.”

The cabler also has martial arts dramas “Badlands,” which earned a straight to series order in July, and the futuristic robot drama “Humans,” a co-production with Channel 4 that AMC took over from Xbox Studios a few months ago. AMC is also closing in on a deal with the BBC to nab the espionage-themed limited-series “The Night Manager,” toplined by Hugh Laurie.

There’s also a strong prospect that a “Walking Dead” companion series will be greenlit. Another project, “Preacher,” based a graphic novel about a maverick Texas clergyman, is said to be heating up for a pilot order.
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‘Halt and Catch Fire’, Ep. 1.09, “Up Helly Aa” sees the future in Vegas

Halt and Catch Fire, Season 1, Episode 9: “Up Helly Aa”

Directed by Terry McDonough

Written by Jason Cahill

Airs Sundays at 10pm Est on AMC

The entire season of Halt and Catch Fire has existed in a sort of parallel universe 1983. The fictional Cardiff Electric crosses paths with real companies like Ibm and Texas Instruments. Various characters mention Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, but the show hasn’t been too clear about how close it is adhering to the historical timeline of the development of the PC. The final scene of “Up Helly Aa” makes it clear that they are living in the real world, where the introduction of the Apple Macintosh is soon to blow up the emerging PC market and relegate all competitors to also-rans, at least until Microsoft Windows eclipses it in the early 1990s.

It makes sense that we hadn’t heard much about Apple and Microsoft,
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'Chronicle's' Alex Russell to star in dystopian AMC pilot 'Galyntine'

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'Chronicle's' Alex Russell to star in dystopian AMC pilot 'Galyntine'
(Cbr) After surviving the superhuman drama of "Chronicle," actor Alex Russell is about to become part of an entirely different world. He’s set to star in "Galyntine," the upcoming AMC pilot from "Halt and Catch Fire‘s" Jason Cahill and "The Walking Dead‘s" Greg Nicotero. The show takes place in a post-apocalyptic future in which technology no longer exists, bringing society back to its primal roots. According to Deadline, Russell will play an orphan named Roman who’s “unofficially adopted by his best friend Aethys’ family, and he hopes to marry Aethys’ sister Essyn to make his membership in the family official.” Roman’s hopes and dreams are tanked by “a deeply wounding betrayal” that puts him on a “more dangerous path.” "Galyntine" is under consideration for a 2015 series pickup.
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Alex Russell To Lead AMC's "Galyntine"

"Chronicle" and "Carrie" actor Alex Russell has scored the starring role in AMC and Scott Free's upcoming drama pilot "Galyntine".

The fantasy-action adventure series is set in a postapocalyptic future without technology where a band of survivors is forced to adapt to isolation and the challenges of their new world.

Russell plays Roman, an orphan who was unofficially adopted by his best friend Aethys’ family. He hopes to marry Aethys’ sister Essyn to make his membership in the family official.

A very public victory appears to cement his status as a future leader of the colony, but a twist of fate (and a betrayal) set him on a different, more dangerous path. Catherine Dent and Charlotte D'Ambroise also star.

David Mackenzie ("Starred Up," "Young Adam") will direct the pilot and executive produce alongside Greg Nicotero. Jason Cahill ("Halt and Catch Fire") penned the pilot.

Russell will next be seen at
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Halt and Catch Fire, Ep. 1.03, “High Plains Hardware” takes place in Dallas, but does it want to be ‘Dallas’?

Halt and Catch Fire, Season 1, Episode 3: “High Plains Hardware”

Directed by Karyn Kusama

Written by Jason Cahill

Airs Sundays at 10pm Est on AMC

Is this show getting silly or is this show getting silly? I’ve been optimistic about Halt and Catch Fire based more on its potential than its first two episodes, which have been pretty inconsistent. It has a fantastic setting and shows a slice of recent history that hasn’t been depicted very often on screen. It features some great music and some good acting. And dramatizing the dawn of the computers is not an easy task. To take a subject this intricate and specialized, a subject few are conversant in even as we use the machines themselves almost constantly, the writers seem to have two choices. They must either commit to exploring the actual process of building a PC, which is a tall order,
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Interview: 'Halt and Catch Fire' showrunner Jonathan Lisco on the TV tech zeitgeist and more

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I like talking to the creative people who have jobs that folks outside of the industry bubble don't necessarily understand. Last month, for example, I talked with Michael Spiller about what it means to be a directing producer on "The Mindy Project." Jonathan Lisco has a more glamorous and identifiable job. He is, after all, the showrunner on AMC's new drama "Halt and Catch Fire" and we've all learned to revere the showrunner. However, Lisco didn't create "Halt and Catch Fire." The '80s-set computer drama was created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers, but The Chrises don't have a lengthy TV background, so Lisco was brought in as writer, executive producer and showrunner for the first season as part of an overall deal he signed with AMC. Lisco has been a creator -- Fox's "K-Ville" was the first series to shoot in New Orleans after Katrina -- but his
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Peter Fonda Joins AMC's Ridley Scott Pilot 'Galyntine' (Exclusive)

Peter Fonda Joins AMC's Ridley Scott Pilot 'Galyntine' (Exclusive)
Peter Fonda has joined AMC pilot Galyntine as a series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The actor also has signed with Apa for representation in all areas. Galyntine, a sci-fi fantasy set in a postapocalyptic future that has rejected all technology, hails from Ridley Scott's banner, Scott Free, which has a first-look deal with AMC. Scott will executive produce alongside Scott Free's David Zucker, The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero and Halt & Catch Fire's Jason Cahill, who wrote the pilot. Photos: Broadcast TV's New Shows for 2014-15 Season Fonda will play Crawford, a handyman's shop

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Catherine Dent Cast In AMC Pilot ‘Galyntine’

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The Shield alumna Catherine Dent has become the first series regular cast in AMC drama pilot Galyntine. Written by Jason Cahill, directed by David Mackenzie and executive produced by Scott Free and The Walking Dead‘s Greg Nicotero, the fantasy-action adventure with hints of sci-fi is set in a postapocalyptic future without technology where a band of survivors is forced to adapt to isolation and the challenges of their new world. Dent, repped by Sdb Partners and manager Harris Spylios, will play one of the survivors, Haven, who lived through the global disaster with her two kids. Filming is set to begin in Utah next month. Dent recurs on Fox’s Gang Related. Related: 2014 AMC Pilots
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AMC Announces Directors for ‘Knifeman’ and ‘Galyntine’

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With the success of Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and The Walking Dead, AMC shows no signs of slowing down on new TV series development. Two of their upcoming projects include Knifeman and Galyntine, and they’ve announced who will be directing the pilot episodes:

AMC announced today that it has hired directors for its “Knifeman” and “Galyntine” pilots, both of which will be produced by AMC Studios in 2014 for consideration for series for 2015.

Knifeman” will be directed by Brian Percival, whose directing credits include “Downton Abbey” and “The Book Thief.” David Mackenzie will direct “Galyntine.” His credits include the films “Starred Up,” and “Perfect Sense.”

“These are both big, bold pilots that take us into worlds never before explored on television, and they needed the perfect directors to bring them to life,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive vice president of programming, production and digital content. “We feel like we
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AMC Sets Directors For ‘Knifeman’ & ‘Galyntine’ Pilots

  • Deadline TV
AMC Studios has tapped The Book Thief director Brian Percival (Downton Abbey) to helm the pilot for Knifeman, the drama about a charming, arrogant surgeon who robs graves and harvests organs in 18th century London. Rolin Jones (United States of Tara) wrote the pilot, adapted from Wendy Moore’s John Hunter biography The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching and the Birth of Modern Surgery, which he developed with Ron Fitzgerald; both will exec produce. Another 2014 AMC pilot, Galyntine, will be directed by David Mackenzie (Starred Up, Perfect Sense). The fantasy-action adventure with hints of sci-fi is set in a postapocalyptic future without technology where a band of survivors is forced to adapt to isolation and the challenges of their new world. Jason Cahill (Halt and Catch Fire) wrote the pilot and is exec producing with The Walking Dead‘s Greg Nicotero. Scott Free’s David Zucker and Ridley Scott also
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AMC Bringing More Terror to the Small Screen With Galyntine and Knifeman

AMC is further padding its genre programming with two new series on the way: one called "Galyntine" and the other "Knifeman." No relation to the 60s folk group Galyntine and Knifeman. Garkfunkel wept. Read on for details.

From the Press Release:

“Galyntine” is a wholly-original vision rooted in a both fantasy/action adventure and science-fiction. The pilot takes place at a time after a cataclysmic technology-induced disaster has resulted in a new society that has eschewed any form of technology. This catastrophic event leaves small numbers of survivors scattered around the planet and forced to adapt to isolation and unique challenges. "Galyntine" will explore a post-apocalyptic world in which humanity has evolved – with some strange detours. Galyntine is a man’s journey of discovery through a changed world and its mysterious people.

The project is written by Jason Cahill ("Halt and Catch Fire," "Fringe," "Surface," "Profiler") and executive produced by
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AMC Orders Pilots for Knifeman and Galyntine

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With Breaking Bad finished and Mad Men almost wrapped up as well, AMC is looking for their next big original series. Today, they’ve announced pilot orders for two new genre projects that we’ll be keeping an eye on:

AMC today announced that it had ordered two pilots, Knifeman and Galyntine, both of which will be produced by AMC Studios in 2014 for consideration for series for 2015.

“These are both highly original and ambitious pilots that take us into worlds that we haven’t seen on TV before,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive vice president of programming, production and digital content. “The bawdiness and fun of Knifeman and London in the mid-18th century; and the completely unique take on a post-apocalyptic world in Galyntine are right in AMC’s wheelhouse of making television that is both unexpected and unconventional. They’re both driven by creative and production teams
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AMC Orders Pilots for Dramas ‘Galyntine’ and ‘Knifeman’

AMC has lined up two series prospects for 2015 — one that looks to a bleak future, the other revisiting a bloody past — with pilot orders for dramas “Galyntine” and “Knifeman.”

Both projects hail from AMC Studios. “Galyntine” stems from Scott Free’s first-look pact with the cabler. Media Rights Capital is involved with “Knifeman.”

“Galyntine,” written by drama vet Jason Cahill, is set in a post-apocalyptic world where small bands of survivors are forced to adapt without access to any forms of technology.

Cahill is exec producing with “Walking Dead’s” Greg Nicotero, Scott and Scott Free’s David Zucker.

Set in 18th century London, “Knifeman” follows a hard-living renegade surgeon who harvests dead bodies for extra cash from the local medical teaching hospital. Rolin Jones (“Friday Night Lights”) wrote the pilot and developed it with Ron Fitzgerald (“TheLast Resort”). The pair exec produce with Josh Donnen, Robert Zotnowski and Media Rights Capital.
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AMC orders post-apocalyptic drama pilot (that sounds like NBC's 'Revolution')

First AMC introduced The Walking Dead.

Then NBC launched the somewhat similar Revolution.

Now AMC is doing a new drama pilot that sounds … kinda like Revolution.

The cable network has ordered two new drama pilots, one of which is a post-apocalyptic tale after about society that eschews all forms of technology following a global disaster. The other is the tale of an 18th century surgeon. Check out the official descriptions of Knifeman and Galyntine below, both of which are in contentions for series orders for a 2015 debut:

Galyntine:

Galyntine is a wholly-original vision rooted in a both fantasy/action adventure and science-fiction.
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AMC Gets Away Scott Free With Two-Year Development Deal

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After Ridley Scott’s production company, Scott Free Prods, went into development with AMC back in February for a drama series project based on Dan Simmons best-selling novel The Terror, it seemed like AMC wanted to keep Scott Free around for a while longer. That notion has now turned into a two-year deal, giving AMC first-look at all scripted projects developed and produced by Scott Free. This is the first time Scott Free has done anything like this, as the company is mostly known for their feature films. On top of The Terror, Scott Free has two more projects in development for AMC.

The Terror is set in 1847, when the crew of a Royal Naval expedition is in search of the Northwest Passage in the Arctic. What they actually find is a monstrous predator that stalks the ship. The other two projects are, according to Deadline, an untitled futuristic, dystopian sci-fi saga and Raiders.
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Scott Free Inks First-Look Deal With AMC, Sets Up Futuristic Drama Project

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Exclusive: Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods has signed a two-year, first-look deal with AMC to develop and produce scripted cable projects for the network. The pact, Scott Free’s first such first-look agreement with a cable network, stems from the production company’s collaboration with AMC on The Terror, a drama series project based on the 2007 best-selling novel by Dan Simmons, which was taken in for development by AMC in February. The Terror is joined by two other Scott Free drama projects developed under the first-look deal. One is an untitled futuristic, dystopian, sci-fi saga from executive producer and writer Jason Cahill (Fringe) and producer and Emmy-winning prosthetic makeup artist and The Walking Dead co-executive producer Greg Nicotero, who also has a deal at AMC. The other, Raiders, from executive producer and writer Evan Wright (Generation Kill), was among the finalists at this year’s AMC pilot script showcase held this month.
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Six Scripts Vie For Pilot Orders At AMC

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Exclusive: In what has become a network tradition, AMC held its pilot script showcase last week. The annual event, nicknamed by agents and producers “bake-off,” once again featured six scripts identified by AMC brass as the strongest pilot contenders. In a series of presentations, the writers/producers of each project laid out their vision for their show beyond the pilot with the help of visual aids, including demo reels. I hear the six scripts that made the cut this year are Chris Mundy‘s Low Winter Sun, an adaptation of the New Zealand Gothic murder mystery series; Craig Silverstein‘s Turn, about George Washington’s spy ring; Richard Lagravenese‘s Philly Lawyer, about a law student; Jake Paltrow & Robbie Kinberg‘s Crystal Pines, about a journalist who signs up for a cloning experiment; Jason Cahill‘s F/V Mean Tide, about a Maine lobster fishing family; and Kerry Williamson‘s Sacred Games,
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Cory Concoff Joins The Collective

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Manager/producer Cory Concoff has joined management company The Collective. Concoff, who comes from independent management and production company Fuel Filmworks, brings with him such clients as writers Vincent Angell (The Beast), Jason Richman (Detroit 187) and Jason Cahill (Fringe); writer/director Larry Golin (Cross Bronx); and actress Sarah Habel (Whip It). Concoff served as an executive producer on A&E's The Beast and as a producer on indie Cross Bronx. He was previously an agent at UTA for five years and a partner at the Bauer Co. The Collective has been in expansion mode over the past 2 years, adding a half-dozen managers.
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Pilots: Jerry O'Connell subs for 'Heroes'' Sendhil Ramamurthy, CBS goes 'Private'

Jerry O'Connell is in. Sendhil Ramamurthy is out.

O'Connell will co-star in the NBC dramedy pilot "Rex Is Not Your Lawyer," swapping out for "Heroes" star Sendhil Ramamurthy who was originally cast in the role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ramamurthy had a scheduling conflict with "Heroes," and since "Rex" was in second position, it needed to find a replacement. O'Connell recently wrapped the horror movie "Piranha 3-D." He also starred in the short-lived Fox series "Do Not Disturb" and other Freshman Flops.

In "Rex," former "Doctor Who" star David Tennant will play top Chicago litigator Rex Alexander whose panic attacks lead him to cope by coaching clients to represent themselves. O'Connell steps in as Rex's friend and fellow lawyer who happens to fall in love with Rex's fiancee (Abigail Spencer).

Also cast are Lindsay Kraft as Rex's assistant/waitress-singer-songwriter and Cleo King as one of Rex's clients, a bus
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