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AMC Opens Writers Room For 3 Drama Series

June 1, 2017

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AMC is opening writers’ room for three upcoming drama projects that might have the straight-to-series orders: NOS4A2 from Jami O’Brien, based on the novel by Joe Hill; PANDORA from Sam Vincent & Jonathan Brackley (Humans, MI-5); and SILENT HILL from Claire Carré & Charles Spano. All three projects come from AMC Studios. NOS4A2 is a co-production with Tornante.

These projects are being developed as part of the network’s “scripts-to-series” model used for pilot scripts. Under this approach, AMC will move past the traditional pilot process and instead open writers’ room to develop scripts for several episode and a detailed look at a potential first season before deciding whether to give the straight-to-series order. The Son and upcoming Lodge 49 also came out of this model.

The network is currently increasing using the approach instead of the traditional pilot development, most recently putting two dramas on that track last fall, supernatural Furniss, which will not go forward and Dietland from Marti Noxon and Skydance Television, which is still under consideration.

Charlie Collier, President of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios said:

“We look forward to diving deep into these three distinct projects and opening writers’ room that allow our talented creative partners to take their visions to the next level. It’s gratifying to have Jami, Sam and Jonathan, who have been so important to AMC’s success through their previous work, bring new projects to the network. We also welcome and look forward to working with Claire and Charles as they explore their unique take on an exciting world.”

Here’s the details on all three writers rooms:

  • NOS4A2

Jami O’Brien executive produce.

An AMC Studios and Tornant Co-production, this is based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill, who also executive produces.

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. Charles Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides, transporting them to an astonishing– and terrifying– playground for amusements he calls “Chrismasland”. Vic, with her gift, is the only one able to track the superhuman Manx. But finding him is the easy part. Defeating Manx and rescuing his victims will take everything Vic’s got and nearly kill her in the process.


Sam Vincent & Jonathan Brackley executive produce.  An AMC Studios Productions, with Sister Pictures’ Jane Featherstone, Dan Isaacs and Christopher Fry also executive produce.

PANDORA is a global mystery-thriller that follows three converging storylines as ordinary individuals try to piece together dark secrets leaking out into the world after advanced malware dismantles encryption across the Internet. 


From Claire Carré & Charles Spano, also an AMC Studios Productions, with Owen Shiflett producing.

Based on the app and novel “The Silent History” by Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby and Kevin Moffat.

An adaption of the award-winning app and novel created by Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby and Kevin Moffett, THE SILENT HISTORY tells the story of a generation of unusual children– born without the ability to create or comprehend language, but perhaps with other surprising skills of their own. As the condition spreads to epidemic levels, theories form and society is faced with how to deal with this new evolution of human. SILENT HISTORY plays on the fears of technology and the threat of “the other”, shaking up our assumptions about who we are and how we should live. 



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