Friday, October 31, 2014

Development News - TNT Gives Pilot Order to Drama 'Breed'; AMC Passes on Dramas 'Galyntine' and 'Knifeman'

Development News - October 31, 2014

AMC's Galyntine & Knifeman and TNT's Breed.

  • AMC has passed on drama pilots Knifeman from writer Rolin Jones and Galyntine from writer Jason Cahill. "We have enormous admiration and appreciation for everyone associated with these projects. We are grateful to have ongoing relationships with several of these talents creators and look forward to working together again," an AMC spokesman said in a statement.
  • Knifeman told the story of a man in 18th century London trying to transform his visions into cutting-edge discoveries. Tim Roth played the lead role, with Jones, Ron Fitzgerald, Josh Donnen and Robert Zotnowski as executive producers.
  • Galyntine took place at a time after a cataclysmic technology-induced disaster has resulted in a new society that has eschewed any form of technology. The cast included Catherine Dent, Peter Fonda, Charlotte D'Ambroise, Alex Russell, Steven Brand, James Hoare and Alycia Debnam-Carey. Cahill, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker and Greg Nicotero served as executive producers.
  • The cable network has given a pilot order to Breed, a drama from writer John Scott Shepherd, director Scott Winant and producer Nicky Weinstock. Invention Film Co. will produce. The project tells the wild and chilling story of a series of brutal murders in the Pacific Northwest and the mysterious race of creatures who may be committing them. Despite his own mental instability, a gifted detective named Cooper Wells embarks on the case, employing his expertise on serial killers. But when the perpetrators start to reveal barbaric tendencies of an inhuman nature, Wells is forced to enlist the help of a powerful and alluring female assassin to track them.