Tuesday, February 1, 2022

AMC Gives Series Orders to Dramas 'Demascus' and 'Invitation to a Bonfire'

AMC has today given series orders to two original drama series Demascus and Invitation to a Bonfire. The first seasons of both series will include six episodes.

Demascus is a half-hour series and character-driven exploration of life as an ordinary Black man in America today. It will focus on Demascus, a 33-year-old Black man who goes on a journey of self-discovery using an innovative new technology that allows him to experience different versions of his own life. The series will follow these vivid psychological explorations and also Demascus in his primary reality.

Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm created the series, with Kirk Moore set as showrunner. They will executive produce with Mark Johnson. Myki Bajaj is a producer. AMC Studios and Gran Via Productions will produce.

Based on the novel by Adrienne Celt, Invitation to a Bonfire is a psychological thriller set in the 1930s at an all-girls boarding school in New Jersey. Inspired by Vladimir and Vera Nabokov's codependent marriage, the story will revolve around Zoya, a young Russian immigrant and groundskeeper, who is drawn into a lethal love triangle with the school's newest faculty member (an enigmatic novelist) - and his bewitching wife.

Rachel Caris Love created the drama. She will executive produce with Robin Schwartz and Kyle Laursen. Carolyn Daucher will serve as a producer. AMC Studios will produce.

"These are two unique, different and highly emotional series we can't wait to share with viewers next year, both with compelling characters at the center driving the storytelling in distinct and very personal ways," said Dan McDermott, President of Entertainment, AMC Studios and AMC Networks. "Demascus is a real and engaging exploration of being a Black man in America, with a rich and full character as our guide. Bonfire gives us a world of love, loss, identity and complication that we know viewers will find themselves lost in."