AMC Two New Pilots – One SCi-Fi, One Historical

Posted by at 1:23 pm on November 25, 2013

AMC-LogoAMC today announced it was ordering two new pilots: “Knifeman,” set in 18th century London and “Galyntine,” a sci-fi show based in a post-apocalyptic future.

Knifeman,” written by “Friday Night Lights” writers Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald, follows the exploits of hard-living London doctor John Tattersal, who runs a surgical practice on the sly out of his home and isn’t above a little grave-robbing to harvest organs for extra cash.

The series is based on the biography of Scottish surgeon John Hunter titled “Knifeman: Blood, Body Snatching and the Birth of Modern Surgery.”

Galyntine” takes place on a planet long after a technology-based disaster has humanity rejecting technology, and living in small tribes scattered across the face of the planet. It was written by Jason Cahill, who worked on another upcoming AMC series “Halt and Catch Fire.” “The Walking Dead’s” Greg Nicotero and Ridley Scott are among the show’s executive producers.

In a statement, Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive president of programming, production and digital content, said, “These are both highly original and ambitious pilots that take us into worlds that we haven’t seen on TV before. The bawdiness and fun of ‘Knifeman’ and London in the mid-18th century; and the completely unique take on a post-apocalyptic world in ‘Galyntine’ are right in AMC’s wheelhouse of making television that is both unexpected and unconventional.”

Both pilots are being produced in 2014 for possible 2015 premieres.

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