AMC Networks has revealed a slew of new highlights across its bouquet during its Television Critics Association Press Tour session, including the modern-day Faustian thriller Ragdoll for AMC.
From Sid Gentle Films (Killing Eve), Ragdoll is based on the novel by Daniel Cole. The project will air on AMC in the U.S. and Alibi in the U.K. The pitch-black and darkly witted thriller will be adapted into six parts, with a writing team led by Freddy Syborn (Ms Marvel, Bad Education).
Also for AMC, the new prime-time animated drama Pantheon has added to its cast William Hurt (Black Widow, Goliath), Maude Apatow (Euphoria, The King of Staten Island), Corey Stoll (Billions, Ant-Man) and Lara Pulver (The Angel of Darkness, Sherlock).
AMC Studios also announced an exclusive, multiyear overall deal with Pantheon creator and showrunner Craig Silverstein (Turn, Nikita, Terra Nova) to develop and produce new series for AMC Networks’ Entertainment Group as well as other content companies.
AMC+ acquired the rights to three crime dramas launching exclusively in the U.S. on the new premium streaming bundle service this year. BRON Studios’ and Headline Pictures’ Kin, starring Charlie Cox, Clare Dunne and Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), will launch this fall as an AMC+ Original. All3Media International’s psychological thriller Too Close, starring Emily Watson (Chernobyl), will debut later this year. Lionsgate’s international crime drama Cold Courage, starring John Simm (Doctor Who), is slated to premiere the first three episodes on March 11.
An Untitled Black Horror Anthology, showcasing stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters, has been greenlit to debut later this year on Shudder and AMC+. Shudder also renewed the hit anthology series Creepshow for a third season of six episodes, set to premiere later this year.
Covenant, an anthology series with a contemporary portrayal of classic biblical tales, has been greenlit by ALLBLK, the newly rebranded streaming service focused on Black TV and film from AMC Networks. Created by Kaye Singleton (Saints & Sinners, American Soul), each episode will reimagine a classic Bible story as it would take place in the modern world—challenging viewers to examine how sacred lessons of faith and love fit into today’s society.