AMC Goes for Sci-Fi Anthology from Black Mirror Writer


AMC has greenlit a new anthology drama created by Emmy Award-winning writer Will Bridges (Black Mirror, Stranger Things) and Brett Goldstein (Superbob, Adult Life Skills).

The series takes place 15 years from now, when science makes a discovery that changes everyone’s lives: a way to find your soul mate. The series uses the sci-fi conceit to tell six stories about the cost of finding true love, all different in tone and each featuring a different cast.

The yet-to-be-titled original series will consist of six hour-long episodes and is slated for a 2020 debut on AMC. Bridges and Goldstein previously created the short film For Life, which serves as the basis for this original series.

Bridges and Goldstein will executive produce with Jolyon Symonds (Thorne, Complicit) through Fearless Minds, a Banijay Group company. The project is produced by AMC Studios.

“This is AMC’s first foray into non-serialized story-telling, and we’re trying to do so in the boldest way possible,” said David Madden, president of programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios. “The show explores how technological innovation can impact the most delicate matters of the heart, and each episode will turn personal life choices into high-stakes drama. It’s a fresh yet relatable idea, portrayed through wildly entertaining tales with unexpected twists, humor, and meaningful emotion. Will and Brett are immensely talented creators, and we are thrilled to have these new and observant voices on AMC.”

Said Bridges, “I’m thrilled to be working on this show with AMC. To get the opportunity to expand on the short film Brett and I made and tell new stories about how messed up love can make a person is something we’re both very grateful for and extremely excited about.”

Added Goldstein, “I am extremely excited and honored to make our show about soulmates with AMC, the network responsible for at least two of my favorite shows, one of which I definitely watched legally.”