AMC Pulls the Plug on Two Original Projects

Oct 31, 2014  •  Post A Comment

AMC has opted not to go forward with two original drama projects that have been in the pipeline at the cable channel. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the channel is taking a pass on the pilots “Knifeman” and “Galyntine.”

In a statement, a spokesman for AMC said: “We have enormous admiration and appreciation for everyone associated with these projects. We are grateful to have ongoing relationships with several of these talented creators and look forward to working together again.”

Both projects were owned and produced by AMC, the report notes.

“For ‘Knifeman,’ it marks the end of the road for the project developed by Media Rights Capital in March 2012,” the article notes. “Both pilots were picked up at 2013 and developed during the same cycle.”

The pilot for “Knifeman,” set in London in the 18th century, was written by Rolin Jones, who also was executive producer along with Ron Fitzgerald, Josh Donnen and Robert Zotnowski.

“‘Galyntine,’ meanwhile, was an original story rooted in both fantasy/action-adventure and sci-fi,” the story reports. “The drama took 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” starred Catherine Dent, with the pilot written by Jason Cahill.

AMC still has a number of pilots in the pipeline, notably its “Walking Dead” companion series along with the Afghanistan drama “White City” and the comedy “We Hate Paul Revere.”


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