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AMC Sci-Fi Drama ‘Line of Sight’ Taps ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Director Jonathan Demme

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With ‘Breaking Bad‘ on its way out and ‘Mad Men‘ closing up shop after next season, AMC’s newest dramas could easily make or break its pedigree of Emmy-winning and buzzworthy series. While ‘The Walking Dead‘ has made AMC no stranger to sci-fi, upcoming pilot ‘Line of Sight’ attaches a bit more acclaim to itself today in hiring ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director Jonathan Demme to helm the debut episode.

Created by ‘Brotherhood”s Blake Masters, the “genre-bending odyssey” follows a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator named Lewis Bernt, who survives a mysterious plane crash and sets out to discover what happened to him by delving into a world of obsession and paranoia.

AMC originally greenlit the pilot back in April, leading into a production shoot later this year. Masters will write and executive produce the project with Demme, also acting as an executive producer, under AMC and Fox TV. For his part, Demme’s Oscar-winning work on ‘Silence of the Lambs’ has given way to more subdued work on TV in recent years, including HBO’s now-canceled ‘Enlightened‘ and CBS drama ‘A Gifted Man.’

What say you? Do you think AMC will keep its audiences with a buzzworthy new sci-fi pilot like ‘Line of Sight’? Who would you like to see cast in the project?

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