AMC recently played quite a hand in extending its relevance post-'Breaking Bad,' first greenlighting prequel spinoff 'Better Call Saul,' followed by a 'Walking Dead' companion series for 2015 and a 'Mad Men' final-season split, but now its newest cards are on the table. Revolutionary war drama 'Turn' and computer-development piece 'Halt & Catch Fire' have released their first photos, so how does AMC's future look?
If we were ever wondering what AMC would do after 'Breaking Bad' (which is scheduled for its ultimate end this summer), and 'Mad Men' (which is likely to follow next year) leave the network, our answer has arrived. AMC has officially announced series pickups for forthcoming Revolutionary War drama 'Turn,' and '80s-set "Silicon Prairie" drama 'Halt & Catch Fire,' starring 'Guardians of the Galaxy''s Lee Pace.
Burn joins 'Turn,' or so we've learned. We've previously told you all about AMC's upcoming Revolutionary War drama 'Turn,' certainly one of the pilots to keep your eyes on as the acclaimed network looks expand its brand with new reality series and potential dramatic replacements for the likes of 'Breaking Bad' and 'Mad Men.' After a few casting the other day, it seems 'Turn' has struck again casting fan-favorite 'Torchwood' star Burn Gorman, but will 'Turn' live up to its namesake with viewer's heads?
More and more we've been hearing about AMC's efforts to expand their broadcasting slate, both with the addition of new reality series like 'Freakshow' and 'Immortalized,' as well as the wealth of new dramatic and comedic pilots being put through development to fill the slots of departing series like 'Breaking Bad' and 'Mad Men.' We've certainly kept our eye on Revolutionary War pilot 'Turn,' which today has cast two new leads in Australian newcomers Meegan Warner and Daniel Henshall, but who will they play? Will the drama attract any other recognizable names before its debut?
While 'The Walking Dead' will shamble on for years to come and both 'Breaking Bad' and 'Mad Men' still have some life in them yet, 'Hell On Wheels' remains halted on the tracks and it's no secret that AMC is going to need some new buzz-worthy programming to keep its current acclaim. Who better to come to the rescue then, than 'Breaking Bad's own producer Melissa Bernstein with '80s "Silicon Prairie" drama 'Halt & Catch Fire?' And who needs 'Hell On Wheels' when you have Revolutionary War drama 'Turn!' Details on AMC's latest inside!