Saturday, July 28, 2018

AMC Renews 'Better Call Saul,' 'Fear the Walking Dead' and 'McMafia'

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, AMC handed out renewals to Better Call Saul (for a fifth season), Fear the Walking Dead (also for a fifth season) and McMafia (for a second season). 

"In an environment where viewer choice is almost unlimited, the success of these shows is especially meaningful, with characters and stories that our viewers connect with and return to season after season," said David Madden, President of Originals, AMC. "It's a privilege to continue collaborating with and sharing the vision of the talented creatives behind these series, and we're excited to start exploring the next chapter in the lives of these unique and complex characters."

The renewal for Better Call Saul comes ahead of the fourth season premiere on Monday, August 6 - with the show being used to launch new drama Lodge 49.

The fourth season stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando and Giancarlo Esposito.

Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould created the drama. They executive produce with Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison. Sony Pictures Television, Gran Via Productions, Crystal Diner Productions and High Bridge Productions produce.

In its fourth season, Fear the Walking Dead stars Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Maggie Grace, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Lennie James and Jenna Elfman. 

Andrew Chambliss and Ian B. Goldberg serve as showrunners on the drama. They executive produce with Scott B. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Erickson. AMC Studios, Valhalla Entertainment, Skybound Entertainment, Circle of Confusion and Square Head Pictures produce.

McMafia stars James Norton, David Strathairn, Juliet Rylance, Merab Ninidze, Aleksey Serebryakov, Maria Shukshina, Faye Marsay, David Dencik, Oshri Cohen, Sofia Lebedeva, Caio Blat, Kirill Pirogov, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Karel Roden.

James Watkins and Hossein Amini created the drama. They executive produce with Misha Glenny, Nick Marston, Dixie Linder, Ben Hall, Robyn Slovo and Matthew Read. Cuba Pictures produces.