Tuesday, March 10, 2020

AMC Orders 2 Seasons of Animated Drama 'Pantheon' Created by Craig Silverstein

AMC is the latest network moving into the original animated space. Today, the cable channel has given a 2-season order to the original animated drama series Pantheon created by Craig Silverstein (Turn: Washington's Spies).

Set in a world where uploaded consciousness is a reality, Maddie is a bullied teen who receives mysterious help from someone online. The stranger is soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David, whose consciousness has been uploaded to the Cloud following an experimental brain scan. David is the first of a new kind of being: an "Uploaded Intelligence" or UI, but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war.

Silverstein will executive produce the series based on short stories by Ken Liu. Silverstein will showrun the first season, while Liu will serve as a consulting producer. AMC Studios will produce, with Titmouse handling the animation.

"Pantheon is an entertaining and provocative series about personal relationships and what happens to them when the boundary of life is removed from the human condition," said Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios. "And we're looking to push other boundaries here too, in making an animated drama that aims to be every bit as moving, immersive and visceral as any premium, live-action scripted series. We are fortunate to have incredible source material from Ken Liu, one of the most celebrated science fiction writers at work today, and we are delighted to once again be working with Craig Silverstein. Both of these writers know how to weave the intimate and the epic into a powerful tale."