AMC has had considerable success in developing primetime drama the past few years, including the critically acclaimed Mad Men which began its 5th season this year, and The Walking Dead which is set to debut its 3rd season late 2012.
Various executives are all involved in pilots for AMC, 6 are on the table. Philly Lawyer is a drama helmed by Richard LaGravenese who previously worked on P.S. I Love You. Also in the works is Low Winter Sun, a crime drama being adapted by Chris Mundy who previously worked on Criminal Minds.
Turn is in the pilot stages, which tells the tale of George Washington and his squad of spies, and is being helmed by Craig Silverstein whose previous work includes the recently cancelled Terra Nova and the longstanding series, Bones. Jason Cahill made a strong presence working on Fox’s flagship series Fringe, is working on F/V Mean Time, a story about a family fishing for lobster in Maine.
Crystal Pines is about a journalist from the near future, being worked on by Robbie Kinberg and Jake Paltrow, and Kerry Williamson’s new projected series Secret Games about Mumbai conflict rounds out the 6 series all be considered for a full season by AMC executives.
It is worth noting that AMC didn’t pick up any of the pilot series from last year’s six proposed series, all of them never surface and were not chosen for airing. The only series picked up recently was the action/drama Hell on Wheels, currently gearing up for its 2nd season.