At last weekend's TCA panel, AMC announced a whole bunch of genre TV series on their development slate. And there's plenty to be excited about for sci-fi, fantasy, and horror fans. Let's a take a closer look at the tantalizing full slate, shall we?
-Rainn Wilson (The Office, Cooties) will star in an untitled project as a "poly-addicted man living in the San Fernando Valley whose body is taken over by an 'alien entity.'" Wilson will also produce on the series.
-Greg Nicotero (pictured above, the one on the left) best known for his work on The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, is executive producing a horror/sci-fi anthology series called Shock Theater. Each episode will be its own, standalone story but "pay tribute" to old B-movies.
-Underbelly, a horror anthology produced by Daniel C. Connolly (Into the Badlands) "explores the darker side of pop culture with stories related to the fan experience, celebrity, greed, alienation, obsession, and vanity.”
-Jason Blum is working on a non-fiction horror anthology called Wicked West, that "brings to life chilling tales from the days of the Wild West, including sadistic serial killers, murderous black widows, bloodthirsty family clans, and local legends laced with the supernatural.”
-Liking What You See is based on a Ted Chiang short story of the same name and executive produced by Eric Heisserer (Arrival). The show is set in the near-future where the residents of Saybrook “have voluntarily adopted calliagnosia, a reversible, non-invasive procedure that eliminates their ability to perceive beauty. Once you have calliagnosia, no one looks prettier or uglier than anyone else; the people of Saybrook judge each other purely on their merits.”
-The Age of Miracles is being produced by Sinead Daly (The Get Down), and is about what happens when the Earth's rotation mysteriously slows and people start getting sick.
-The Ballad of Black Tom from Victor LaValle is "about a street musician who unexpectedly enters a world of magic when he delivers an object to a sorceress and uncovers a plan to destroy the world."
Looks like my DVR will be bursting with AMC goodies next year! Which project are you most looking forward to?