via press release:
AMC GREENLIGHTS SCRIPTED DRAMA PILOT
“LINE OF SIGHT”
From Creator, Writer and Executive Producer
Blake Masters (“Brotherhood,” “Rubicon,” 2 Guns)
Project is a Co-Production of Fox Television Studios and AMC Studios
New York – April 25, 2013 – AMC announced today a pilot order for the scripted drama “Line of Sight.” The project is from writer, creator and executive producer Blake Masters (“Brotherhood,” “Rubicon,” 2 Guns) and is a co-production of Fox Television Studios (FTVS) and AMC Studios. “Line of Sight” is the story of Lewis Bernt, a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash, bringing him on a quest to discover the accident’s cause. Production is scheduled for later this year. The pilot marks the network’s first exploration of science fiction in an original series.
“Blake Masters has created a world and set of characters that defies the traditional boundaries of drama and sci-fi. It’s got great elements of both genres while also having that unique blend of a conspiracy thriller. It is genuinely unexpected and unconventional,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s EVP of original programming, production and digital content. “It is also great to be working with our incredible partners at FTVS again.”
“Line of Sight” is the genre-bending odyssey of one man, who, after surviving a plane crash dives head first down the rabbit hole on an emotionally disorienting search to find out what has happened to him. He becomes a man whose entire sense of self, his own life and the world as he knows it, completely unravels in a whirlwind of obsession and paranoia.
Stillerman, Susie Fitzgerald, SVP of scripted programming and Jason Fisher, SVP of production, oversee the pilot’s development and production.
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history with “The Walking Dead.” AMC’s original drama series include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Killing” and “Hell on Wheels.” Its newest series, “Low Winter Sun,” premieres this summer. AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series like “Comic Book Men,” “Small Town Security,” “Talking Dead,” and “Freakshow.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.
About Fox Television Studios
Fox Television Studios produces scripted and unscripted programming for US broadcast and cable networks, and international broadcasters. Series include the breakout hit The Americans, starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, for FX, already renewed for season two; the hit shows Burn Notice and White Collar, both for USA; the Emmy-nominated The Killing, returning to AMC for a third season in June 2013; The Glades, in season four for A&E; as well as the upcoming series Graceland, from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin, for USA; and Maron, a fictionalized look at the life of comedian and podcast host Marc Maron, for IFC. Other FTVS pilots include Sirens for USA, written by Denis Leary and Bob Fisher who executive-produce along with Jim Serpico (project is from Leary and Serpico’s Apostle and Fox TV Studios); and Rita, starring Anna Gun (Breaking Bad) for Bravo.