AMC To Introduce More Original Series
The network has made clear that as it develops originals--with four new ones on tap, including two Westerns--it plans to use them alongside its current library of classic films.
"AMC is committed to creating high-quality scripted content," said programming executive Christina Wayne.
The coming series are "Fort Smith"--a post-Civil War-era Western following a group that polices a territory with five Indian tribes--and an untitled Western from writer Allison Anders focusing on the leader of the Comanche Indians, who takes on the U.S. Army in a land dispute.
Also in development is "Uninvited Guest," with executive producer Peter Guber of Mandalay Entertainment, which follows a character with multiple personality disorder. The last on tap is "Greenfields," about a psychiatrist who takes a patient out of jail so the two can go on the run.
Before its success with "Mad Men," AMC broke in the original programming arena in 2006 with "Broken Trail," a miniseries starring Robert Duvall.