Tuesday, October 4, 2016

AMC Gives Straight-to-Series Order to Drama 'Lodge 49'

AMC has given a straight-to-series order to original drama series Lodge 49 created by Jim Gavin. The 10-episode first season will debut in 2017.

Lodge 49 centers on Dud, a deadbeat but charming ex-surfer who joins a fraternal order hoping to reclaim the simple, happy lifestyle he lost when his father died. Through the Lodge and his newfound connection with the other members, Dud will come to find the missing sense of purpose in his life and confront his deepest fears and greatest hopes. 

Peter Ocko will serve as showrunner for the first season. He will executive produce with Gavin, Paul Giamatti and Dan Carey. 

"Lodge 49 is a show that defies easy categorization," said Joel Stillerman, President of Original Programming and Development, AMC and SundanceTV. "It is, at once, a show about a lovable loser, the idea that life can be magical if you look at it from the right angle, what it means to be on the fringe, and the importance of community. It's also incredibly funny, poignant and truly entertaining."

"We are beyond excited to be doing this unique show under the auspices of the fine folks at AMC," added Giamatti.