Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) is in talks to join the comedy Burt Wonderstone, which tells the story rival magicians in Las Vegas. Steve Carell stars as a more traditional magician who is upstaged by a hip, dangerous illusionist played by Jim Carrey. The impressive cast also features James Gandolfini, Olivia Wilde, and S teve Buscemi. According to THR, Garrett will play Carrell’s accountant, at least until the magician fires him. Director Don Scardino (30 Rock) is gearing up for a January start date.
Hit the jump for details on Mark Moses‘ role in the upcoming second season of The Killing.
Prior to the AMC presentation at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, Joel Stillerman – Senior Vice President of Original Programming, Production and Digital Content for the network – took some time to give some status updates and talk about some of the already established and much-talked about AMC series, including The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Killing and the upcoming western drama Hell on Wheels. Here are the most interesting points:
- Season 5 of Mad Men starts filming on August 8th, with show star Jon Hamm making his directorial debut.
- Glenn Mazzara is indeed taking over as showrunner for Season 2 of The Walking Dead, now that Frank Darabont has departed the series.
- AMC is still on track with filming for The Walking Dead, allowing them to make their already announced October 16th premiere for Season 2.
- If they had known the strongly negative reaction the ending of The Killing was going to cause with fans, they would have handled the marketing of Season 1 differently.
- Although AMC is pleased with the performance of the current season of Breaking Bad, there has been no Season 5 pick-up yet.
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Even though the cancellation of Rubicon broke AMC’s perfect record for renewing all their hit drama series for a second season, EW reports the cable network is pleased enough with their series The Killing to renew it for a second season. Based on a popular Danish series, the drama follows the investigation of the murder of a teenage girl. Though the series has lost about half of the viewers form its two hour premiere (around 4.7 million) the ratings still sit strong at about 2.2 million per episode. Honestly, I haven’t taken the time to check out The Killing, but with a second season on the way, it might be worth it.
You may know of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, but now there’s a new branch from that organization with The Broadcast Television Journalists Association, and they’ve just announced their nominations for the first Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Modern Family leads the pack with six nominations, while the dramatic side seems to be dominated by cable series including freshman series Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and The Killing. Other veteran series like Friday Night Lights, Dexter and Mad Men get plenty of love too. And before fans get upset when they don’t see any respect paid to Breaking Bad, the show was ruled ineligible since the series’ fourth season doesn’t begin until July. On the comedy side of things, kudos to the critics for recognizing the greatness of Louie and Community, both two fantastic comedy series that need more praise.
Reelz Channel will broadcast the awards telecast on June 22nd at 8/7c and will repeat at 11/10c and several more times throughout the week. The live presentation of the awards themselves will stream on VH1.com on June 20th when the awards take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump.
On the AMC crime drama The Killing, actor Eric Ladin plays Jamie Wright, the brilliant campaign manager for Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell), who currently has his sights set on being the Mayor of Seattle. After the body of local teenager Rosie Larsen was discovered in the trunk of a car owned by the campaign, things seem to be at their most vulnerable, and someone on the campaign staff seems to be leaking confidential information. Loyal and focused, Jamie is secretly working with Richmond to figure out who it is, in an attempt to restore Richmond’s slipping image.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Eric Ladin talked about being a part of the ambitious mystery series, learning about your character as they unfold over the course of a show where each episode is one day, how he often wondered if he could be the one responsible for the murder, how his grandmother has come the closest to guessing where things are going, and how he would love to get to do some more comedy, in the future. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
On the AMC crime drama The Killing (premiering April 3), actress Mireille Enos (Big Love) plays Sarah Linden, a single mom and homicide detective with the Seattle Police Department, who is ready to walk away, marry her fiancé and move her life to Sonoma, Calif. But, when local teenager Rosie Larsen is found murdered, her determination to solve the crime and catch the killer becomes a compulsion, no matter the cost to herself and her family.
In this exclusive interview with Collider, show star Mireille Enos talked about what drew her to The Killing, taking on such a complex leading role, juggling new motherhood with a drama series, the excitement of getting the new scripts each week and learning what secrets are revealed, and her decision not to watch the original Danish series, Forbrydelsen, so as not to compare the two. Check out what she had to say after the jump:
Based on the popular Danish television series Forbrydelsen, the AMC drama The Killing tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. Tying together three distinct stories, the series follows the detectives assigned to the case, the victim’s grieving family, and the suspects, with each of the 13 episodes covering one day.
When teenager Rosie Larsen (Katie Findlay) is found murdered, Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) is the lead homicide detective called in to investigate the case, and ex-narc cop Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) becomes her partner on the crime. Seattle’s City Council President, Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell), is in the midst of his campaign for Mayor when Rosie’s body is discovered in the trunk of a campaign vehicle. And, Rosie’s distraught parents, Mitch (Michelle Forbes) and Stan (Brent Sexton), are searching for answers about what happened to their daughter.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, executive producer/writer/showrunner Veena Sud (Cold Case) talked about how she adapted the Danish series for an American audience, the appeal of having such a strong female lead character in the center of the series, the importance of finding actors who could carry the weight of this story, her interest in exploring what human nature is capable of, and what an incredibly intense effort it is to create the world of a series, from the ground up. Check out what she had to say after the jump:
Just last month we got our first look at AMC’s new series The Killing with a batch of photos from the pilot which premieres on Sunday, April 3rd at 9/8c. Now we finally have the first full trailer for the series. Looks like AMC has another great show on their hands with this crime drama, a remake of the successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen.
If you haven’t been following the development of the series, it weaves together three distinct stories around a single murder, including the detectives assigned to the case and their suspects, the victim’s grieving family, and the local politicians connected to the case. As stories unfold, it becomes clear that there are no accidents, everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they have moved on, their past still lingers. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
Barely a month separates us from the April 3 two-hour premiere of AMC’s next series The Killing. Based on the popular Danish series Forbrydelsen, The Killing “tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation.” Mireille Enos (Big Love), Billy Campbell (The 4400), Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash), Michelle Forbes (True Blood), and Brent Sexton (Life) star.
I’ve let The Killing sneak up on me, but AMC has released a couple featurettes that drew me in right quick. Watch both after the jump.
Fitting right in to their usual original programming slot, AMC has announced they will premiere their new original series The Killing on Sunday, April 3rd at 9/8c. Following the premiere, new episodes will air every Sunday at 10/9c on AMC. Since the series is based on the successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen, this is probably the cable network’s least original series endeavor, but it still sounds promising. The series weaves together three distinct stories around a single murder, including the detectives assigned to the case and their suspects, the victim’s grieving family, and the local politicians connected to the case. As stories unfold, it becomes clear that there are no accidents, everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they have moved on, their past still lingers. No official trailer has been released yet, but you can check out the first photos from the pilot and information about the cast below.
This morning AMC had a few announcements at the Television Critics Association press tour, and while nothing Earth-shattering was revealed, the information is nonetheless important. First of all, AMC has officially announced their renewal of Mad Men for a fifth season, but neither a production start date or premiere date were provided at the time of the announcement. On the other end of the spectrum, the fourth season of Breaking Bad (which we’ve been anticipating for awhile) will start production next week for the 13-episode run to debut later this summer (though no specific date was provided). So good news for fans of the ongoing series.
Finally, the cable network has officially set a premiere date for The Killing, a remake of Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Premiering on Sunday, April 3rd at 10/9c, the new series will follow the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. In its 13-episode first season, the series ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victim’s grieving family and the suspects. For more information on The Killing, you can check out the full press release after the jump.
We just heard last week that AMC was close to holding up its perfect pilot-to-series ratio for its original programming as the network inched closer to picking up The Killing for a full series order. Well today AMC announced via press release that they have officially picked up The Killing as a new original series slated to premiere sometime in 2011. An adaptation of the Danish TV series Forbrydelsen, the story centers on the murder of a young girl and the subsequent police investigation through the perspective of the detectives, the grieving family, and the suspects. We’ll let the full press release after the jump take care of the rest of the details.
The AMC network has a stunning track record for taking their TV content from pilot to full fledged series. Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and have all gone on to full series orders and each is enjoying their fair share of success on air and Frank Darabont’s The Walking Dead is poised to join them. Now it looks like the network will continue their “perfect pilot-to-series ratio” as Deadline reports AMC is moving closer to order their pilot The Killing for a full season run.
An adaptation of the Danish TV series Forbrydelsen, the story centers on the murder of a young girl and the subsequent police investigation through the perspective of the detectives, the grieving family, and the suspects. It centers on Sarah (Mireille Enos), the lead homicide detective that investigates the murder. Billy Campbell, Michelle Forbes, Brent Sexton, Kristin Lehman, Eric Ladin, Jamie Anne Allman, and Joel Kinnaman all star in the pilot from director Patty Jenkins (Monster) and writer Veena Sud (executive producer of Cold Case). Mad Men is the only series I’ve followed loyally, but I would love to jump on the bandwagon for Breaking Bad. As for Rubicon, it’s on my DVR waiting to be watched and I simply cannot wait for The Walking Dead. Here’s to hoping The Killing will make its way to television soon!
AMC has greenlit pilots for the zombie pandemic The Walking Dead, based on Robert Kirtman’s graphic novel, and The Killing, written by Cold Case alum Veena Sud. Also making news is ABC, which gave the okay on pilots for Generation Y, a docu-dramedy following a group of people with flashbacks of their high-school years; Cutthroat, a Weeds-inspired comedy set in Beverly Hills; and The Whole Truth, a legal drama that gives both sides for you to decide. Meanwhile, NBC will grab more episodes of current shows to fill their Jay Leno Show timeslot, and it is heavy on the funny and trauma/drama.
For the full details, and the amazing director set for The Walking Dead, hit the jump.