On a roll, AMC developing political thriller

Tue Aug 5, 2008 1:12am EDT
 
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By Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Cable channel AMC, on a red-hot streak with Emmy-nominated dramas "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," is developing a political thriller.

It has ordered a pilot for an untitled project about a secret society that pulls the strings on the world political stage, and an analyst at a national think tank who discovers that his employers are not who they seem to be.

The project comes from Jason Horwitch, who created the NBC drama series "Medical Investigation." Production is eyed to start in October.

AMC's first two dramas, "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," recently netted a record-breaking 20 Emmy nominations: 16 for the period ad agency series "Mad Men," including best drama series, and four for "Breaking Bad," about a chemistry teacher-turned-crystal meth chef.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter