A sneak preview for the AMC conspiracy thriller series Rubicon will air on the tail end of the Breaking Bad season three finale this Sunday, and the network has released the first poster and trailer for the series to mark the event. Rubicon stars James Badge Dale (The Pacific) as “an analyst at a New York City think-tank who is thrown into a story where nothing is as it appears to be.” Henry Bromell was named showrfunner for the 13-episode first season.
It goes without saying that Breaking Bad and Mad Men comprise a fantastic track record for AMC original series; I may have very little idea what it’s actually about, but Rubicon is easily my most anticipated series of the summer. The trailer is appropriately enigmatic, and I am eager to see the sneak preview this Sunday (whatever it entails) in advance of its official (and too far removed from immediate) August 1 premiere. Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Rubicon is a conspiracy thriller starring James Badge Dale (who earlier this year headlined HBO’s The Pacific) as an analyst at a New York City think-tank who is thrown into a story where nothing is as it appears to be. Henry Bromell (Homicide, Chicago Hope, Brotherhood) has signed on as showrunner. The one-hour, 13-episode weekly series is produced by Warner Horizon Television and premieres this summer.
The series cast includes James Badge Dale (The Pacific, The Departed), Oscar-nominated actress Miranda Richardson (Sleepy Hollow), Dallas Roberts (Walk the Line, Flicka, The L Word), Jessica Collins (The Nine, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Christopher Evan Welch (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Lauren Hodges (Law & Order), and Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket, Natural Born Killers, The Sandlot).
Here’s the poster via EW: