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AMC’s 5th Series After MAD MEN, BREAKING BAD, RUBICON & WALKING DEAD Is A Crime Drama Starring Michelle Forbes & Billy Campbell!

I am – Hercules!! AMC just greenlit 13 one-hour episodes of its fifth regular series. Based on the Danish series “Forbrydelsen” (“Crime”), the so-far-untitled American version is masterminded by writer-producer Verna Sud (“Cold Case”) and examines the aftermath of a young girl’s murder. The cast includes Michelle Forbes (“Battlestar Galactica,” “True Blood”) as the victim’s mother and Billy Campbell (“The Rocketeer,” “The 4400”) as a Seattle mayoral candidate. Mireille Enos (Kathy and Jodeen Marquart on “Big Love”) plays the lead homicide detective. It arrives next year. Look! Press release!
AMC PICKS UP NEXT ORIGINAL SERIES Untitled Project from Veena Sud, Formerly Known As The Killing Mireille Enos (Big Love) to Star New York, NY August 11, 2010 - AMC announced today a full series order for the pilot that was formerly known as The Killing, from writer and executive producer Veena Sud (Cold Case). Sud has signed on to also serve as the showrunner for the series, which is currently untitled. Set in Seattle, the series is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl and the subsequent police investigation. Produced by Fox Television Studios, it is executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen (Burn Notice) for Fuse Entertainment. Fuses Kristen Campo co-produces. AMC first announced the pilot order in January 2010 with Patty Jenkins (Monster) directing the pilot. Production on the series begins this fall in Vancouver and season one consists of 13, one-hour episodes. The series is slated to premiere in 2011 on AMC. Todays announcement marks the fifth original series greenlight for AMC. The first four were Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Rubicon and The Walking Dead. We are thrilled to be moving forward with this stunning piece of television. It is a crime drama, but it is also a gripping character based story that pulls you in and doesn't let go. The storytelling is completely compelling, and the show is visually breathtaking. Veena, Patty, Fuse, FTVS and the cast did a phenomenal job of bringing it to life. said Joel Stillerman, AMCs senior vice president of original programming, production and digital content. "Ever since Mikkel Bondesen brought us this remarkable Danish mini-series, we were determined to bring it to American television, said David Madden, Executive Vice President, Fox Television Studios. "We are so proud to be working with AMC and our extraordinary cast on this very special series." As Sarah, Mireille Enos (Big Love) portrays the lead homicide detective that investigates the death of Rosie Larsen. Other previously announced castings include: Billy Campbell (Once and Again, Enough) as Darren Richmond, Seattles City Council President, running for Mayor; Michelle Forbes (True Blood) as Mitch Larsen, the victims mother; Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash) as Stephen Holder, an ex-narc cop who joins the homicide division in the investigation to find Rosie Larsens killer; and Brent Sexton (W., In the Valley of Elah) as Stan Larsen, the victims father. The series ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victims grieving family and the suspects. The story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. As it unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think theyve moved on, their past isnt done with them. AMCs Joel Stillerman, senior vice president of original programming, production and digital content and Susie Fitzgerald, senior vice president of scripted development and current programming, oversee development and production for the network. AMC, which recently received 26 Emmy nominations, is the only network in television history to win three consecutive Golden Globe awards for best dramatic series for Mad Men (2008, 2009, 2010). Now in its fourth season, the series is garnering its highest ratings to date. The first two seasons of Breaking Bad awarded the outstanding lead actor Emmy award to Bryan Cranston for his portrayal of lead character Walt White. Rubicon, a conspiracy thriller starring James Badge Dale (HBOs The Pacific), premiered August 1st. The Walking Dead premieres in October. About AMC AMC reigns as the only network to ever win the Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series - Drama three years in a row and the only basic cable network to win back-to-back Primetime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade from the most comprehensive library or creating acclaimed original productions, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include the Emmy® Award-winning dramas Mad Men and Breaking Bad, and insightful non-scripted programming such as AMC News. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with curated movie franchises like AMC Hollywood Icon and AMC Complete Collection. Available in more than 95 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and Wedding Central. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM. ###
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  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST


    by Tacom

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    I'll watch anything with Michelle Forbes

    by Tacom

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    A little strange

    by HapaPapa72

    Seeing Mireille Enos out of her Big Love Juniper Creek duds. Sounds like an interesting show that I'll probably never see. Sorry Michelle.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    It's good to see Cliff Secord in more stuff.

    by Tarijeno

    Too bad there'll never be a Rocketeer 2.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Cletus Van Damme

    by Knapp

    What happened to Walt Goggins AMC show???

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Michelle Forbes!

    by ROBRAM89

    She is getting a shitload of work lately. I see my weird crush on Ro Laren is not wasted!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Michelle Forbes...

    by Red Ned Lynch a pure good.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    not interested...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...maybe in three seasons when everyone here raves about it, Ill jump in... <p>PS: THANK YOU TO ALL THE BREAKING BAD FANS FOR PROMOTING/PLUGGING/DISCUSSING/SPAMMING/TROLLING! I almost missed out on greatness

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Sounds gravy to me.

    by Johnny Smith

    Hope Billy Campbell doesn't go on a worldwide boating trip mid-series and throw everything off, though.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Michele Forbes is MILFtactular

    by Xiphos_2

    Or maybe COUGARlicious either way she's a good actress.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    I want to chew on her chin mole like a

    by gotilk

    crazed marmoset in heat. gnaw gnaw gnaw!! Melanomalicious!! <br><br>I kid.. she's a fantastic actress. She was under-used for (in) in Treatment but perfect. And yes, she's very MILFtacular.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Pretty soon, AMC won't even have movies on anymore

    by SithMenace

    But it's ok.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    I will watch Michelle in anything

    by V'Shael

    She's Milf-tastic.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    since there's no Rubicon talkback

    by oisin5199

    I just wanted to comment how cool it was that Dallas Roberts' character has a framed Invisibles cover on his office wall.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    If this is half as good as Mad Men or Breaking Bad

    by SmokingRobot

    It will be worth watching.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Yeah, is AMC now the best TV station?

    by V'Shael

    I've added up what are amongst the best shows on TV, and seriously... Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and now The Walking Dead. Plus Rubicon (though it has yet to really hit its stride) is shaping up nicely. <p> I can't think of single other network with that much goodness. Showtime is close, with Dexter. Starz had Spartacus. HBO has True Blood I suppose. And In Treatment, when it comes back. And Curb Your Enthusiasm. So HBO is right up there as a contender. <p> AMC ... who'd have thought it a few years ago?

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 4:46 a.m. CST

    The Ensign Ro & Captain Okona Show?

    by RedEgiraahgnal

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 5:26 a.m. CST

    you missed a series

    by palewook

    the prisoner. <P> the back door pilot order for season 2 never happened because the 1st season was trash. amc just aired the episodes in a week to burn them and called it an event, a mini-series. instead of calling it a failed show.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Breaking Bad: best show on tv.

    by Fixthe Fernback

    It's gonna be a long wait till next year. What with Mad Men and the upcoming Walking Dead, AMC are ruling the airwaves at the mo. Bit disappointed this new show is yet another detective drama, but hey they seem to know what they're doing.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST

    I Fucking Hate Michelle Forbes

    by Crow3711

    I have an irrational dislike of everything she's ever done. It pissed me off so bad she was on lost. thank god it was one thankless episode. She isn't a character. She's just...Michelle Manly Forbes in absolutely everything. It worked in BSG, it sucks in literally everything else.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST


    by Nice Marmot

    "Manly?" She's smokin' hot.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Ro and the Rocketeer

    by Himbo

    I love both those actors. Might get me to watch this. Haven't touched Rubicon, or Breaking Bad. I MIGHT watch Walking Dead season 1, since I enjoyed the first 6 books of trade-paperback. <p> I've not been able to find a detective show to watch. Maybe this will fit the bill.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST


    by The Bicycle Sharer

    That "thank you" for the Breaking Bad pimping actually made me do a spit take with my coffee this morning. I'm with you, though. Everybody raved about it on here then AMC offered up that marathon before Season 3. I watched two episodes and I was hooked. Great show and proof that sometimes trolling works. (This is not an invitation for Joss-suckers.)

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 8:48 a.m. CST

    I Know, I'm The Only One Marmot

    by Crow3711

    I've learned this. She's immensely popular. I find her voice and physicality manly, myself. She has a huge face, with big strong cheek and chin bones, a deep commanding voice, and she uses it to the same effect in every thing I've seen her in. As I said, she was great in BSG. She was terrible in True Blood. I know, I'm the only person who thinks that, but I really thought she was just awful. And then everything I else I see her in is just a throaty, manly mess of a performance. She just bores me to death. I didn't mean to sound like I was on the offensive. I just don't know why so many geeks love her schtick so much. It's very one-note to me. And I really, honestly don't think she is hot. At all. She would beat me up, I think.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Talkbackers recommended

    by V'Shael

    Breaking Bad, as well as giving Spartacus a second chance. Sometimes talkbackers have given me the heads up on the best TV out there.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    From the mastermind behind "Cold Case???"

    by mr.underwater

    That show is fucking terrible. Is there anything good on this dude's resumé?

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Agreed V-Shael

    by Can_You_Fly_Bobby

    Talkbackers conversation finally wore me down into trying the Wire as well. I was a huge fan of the Shield, and thought that the Wire wouldn't hold up, but I couldn't have been more wrong. Outside of the Prisoner, AMC has a very strong track record for original content as far as I'm concerned. Breaking Bad is my current #1 show. I'll be adding this one to the DVR list as well.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I fucking HATE Billy Campbell

    by Quin the Eskimo

    On fucking general principle. What a fucking horrible piece of shit.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Michelle Forbes ..mmmmmmm

    by jtp8000

    My wife doesn't get my obsession with her. I think she has been and will always be hot though Mireille Enos looks hot out of her mormon duds- she looks a bit like Anna Torv who my wife gets my obsession with.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    If it's up to current AMC standards

    by The McPoyle Clan

    it should be pretty good.<br><br>Rubicon, early on, hasn't been either entirely engrossing, or off-putting.<br><br>Breaking Bad doesn't shoot again until the beginning of 2011, so it's gonna be a looooong wait.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST


    by elkylos

    You're not the only one who thinks Forbes is manly.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

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  • Aug. 12, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    I do like a bit of Forbes

    by theGoldbergV

    and is Spartacus really any good? I mean REALLY?! Or is it sort of so-bad-it-becomes-good-perversely? Because what I've seen of it just looks like Caligula meets 300 directed by a gay McG

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Hopefully it will be like Cold Case

    by theGoldbergV

    in that every shot will be either blue or grey

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST


    by palewook

    spartacus takes a turn and becomes much better about 4 episodes in. is it omg tv, no. but spartacus deserves a chance if you like a little action. just have to stick with a couple of clunkers until the series starts to find its pace.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Rubicon is a little slow

    by lock67ca

    But I'm willing to stick with it for now. Who says all spy shows need to be balls to the wall action anyway?

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    amc is on fire!!!

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    sounds good!!

  • Aug. 13, 2010, 12:49 a.m. CST

    @theGoldbergV - Spartacus.

    by V'Shael

    It definitely isn't in the so-bad-it's good category. <p> I'll warn anyone who is watching it that the pilot is particularly bad, and the first few episodes are weak. But yes, around episode 4 the series picks up in a big way, and get better every episode. I really thought when I saw episode 10 that it must have peaked, but it continued to get better right up until the kick ass finale. Fantastic show. Well worth a look.

  • Aug. 13, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    That craptacular Prisoner remake...

    by lock67ca the only show that sucked outright. Everything else AMC has is either good or great. If they keep coming up with quality shows, I certainly wouldn't mind if they ditched the movie format altogether. Of course then they'd have to change the name of the network. While the big Networks are mired in "Reality" hell, it's great to see AMC offer a quality alternative.

  • Aug. 13, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Wouldn't need to change the network name...

    by V'Shael

    MTV hasn't played Music Videos in about what, ten years?

  • Aug. 13, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST


    by thommcg

    Spartacus is indeed quite good. The look and sound of 300 might be a bit jarring initially but I've come to love the show. The characters are good and neither the visuals nor plot knows no bounds ;)

  • Aug. 13, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST


    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    WHY are you launching vipers?

  • Aug. 13, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Anyone know where you can stream...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...that pilot for Global Frequency starring Forbes that Fox pettily shitcanned when it was leaked online?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Stream? No.

    by V'Shael

    But it's still available on many torrent sites.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST


    by Red Ned Lynch Forbes in Kalifornia and see if you still feel the same way. Or Black Day Blue Night, which if memory serves has some scenes with her and Mia Sara that are...quality drama. Or a really special movies starring Lambert and Christopher Schaeffer called the Road Killers. <p> Maybe you'd like Michelle better younger.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    If Forbes were younger, she could play

    by kabong

    Lisbeth Salander.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Re: Fareal Oh, please....

    by lock67ca

    Rubicon is nowhere near as bad as The Prisoner. Why do you think they burned through all six episodes in three days? They knew it was shit and they knew absolutely nobody would be watching after five weeks. Rubicon may be somewhat slow and plodding but it's got a very long way to go before it's ever as bad as The Prisoner.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Michelle Forbes

    by Kontarsky

    Count me in. Denis O'Hare can get added later on too, please?