The network that brought us Breaking Bad is now taking a bigger picture look at crime. Where the tale of Walter White was the saga of an individual crime empire, AMC’s McMafia looks at organized crime on a global scale.

Based on the book by Misha Glenny, the TV adaptation from Hossein Amini stars James Norton as a British businessman who becomes drawn into the eastern European and middle Eastern mobs with which his family had been connected in the past. Amini spoke with /Film, along with co-creator James Watkins, who directed all eight episodes of McMafia. McMafia premieres Monday, February 26 on AMC.

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The Terror featurette

AMC is about to unleash your next TV obsession: The Terror. The historical horror show adapts the Dan Simmons novel of the same name, based on the true story of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition in the late 1800s. A The Terror featurette goes behind-the-scenes of the new Ridley Scott-produced series.

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walking dead stuntman

Last summer, while filming the AMC zombie series The Walking Dead, 33-year-old John Bernecker fell to his death while performing a stunt. Now Susan Bernecker, the mother of the Walking Dead stuntman, has filed a lawsuit against AMC Networks, saying that they “orchestrated and enforced a pattern of filming and producing The Walking Dead cheaply and, ultimately, unsafely.” Read more about the latest Walking Dead lawsuit below.
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‘Breaking Bad’ Was the Last Great Antihero TV Show

Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary

Breaking Bad, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this week, was far from the first TV drama focusing on an antihero. Bland chemistry teacher-turned-meth chef and eventual kingpin Walter White followed in the footsteps of mobster Tony Soprano, bad cop Vic Mackey, enigmatic ad man Don Draper, and other dark leading characters of television in the 2000s. What makes Breaking Bad so remarkable to consider now, after a decade, is twofold: it’s arguably the best of the antihero dramas and marked the beginning of the end of the subgenre’s heights.

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The Terror Trailer

Most scary stories see teens or unsuspecting families terrorized by slashers, ghosts, demons or any number of horror tropes. But in AMC’s new series The Terror, it’s the Royal Navy in the 1840s who ends up at the center of a horrific tale that finds two ships dealing with not just the frigid cold of the Arctic, but also an unseen terror that hunts them in the night.

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The Walking Dead Season 9

Before their Television Critics Association winter tour panel takes place this afternoon, AMC couldn’t help but announce that they had renewed The Walking Dead for a ninth season.

The Walking Dead season 9 will debut sometime late in 2018, and the show’s showrunner, Scott M. Gimple has been promoted to Chief Content Officer, which will allow him to over see all facets of The Walking Dead universe, including Fear the Walking Dead and any other “potential brand extensions on a variety of platforms.” Replacing Gimple as showrunner will be Angela King, who has been writing on the show since 2011 and co-executive producing since 2013.

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The Terror trailer

Dan Simmons‘ historical horror novel is jumping from page to screen with AMC’s new series The Terror, from executive producer Ridley Scott. The series uses the true story of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition in the late 1800s, and adds a supernatural twist. The first teaser trailer for the series has just arrived to give viewers a chill ahead of the show’s March 2018 debut. Watch The Terror trailer below.

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amc black lives matter series

Black Lives Matter is not going away. And as more cases of police brutality are unveiled each day, Hollywood begins to take more notice.

Television was the first to address the ongoing movement calling for less police violence targeting African Americans, with episodes of ScandalBlack-ish, and Dear White People setting aside their sleek or comedic facades to candidly tackle the topic head-on. And now AMC is developing a prestige drama about the topic, based on Washington Post journalist Wesley Lowery’s nonfiction book They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice

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walking dead lawsuit

AMC may be the one soon to be gutted after the network was hit by two subsequent lawsuits by current and former The Walking Dead creatives.

The Walking Dead producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara, and David Alpert are suing the cable network over profits rights, alleging that AMC has perpetuated a profits scam by underpaying the studio and producers’ for the licensing fee. The potential damages for this case could reach $1 billion.

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TV Bits Robot

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • The next season of Archer gets a new title
  • Westworld season 2 casts two more actors
  • Julia Roberts will star in a TV show based on a podcast
  • A first look at season 3 of the USA series Mr. Robot
  • The premiere date of Comedy Central’s Nathan For You
  • And more!

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