AMC Picks Up Two Scripted Drama Pilots
By NELLIE ANDREEVA
AMC has handed pilot orders to Low Winter Sun and the Untitled
LaGravenese & Goldwyn Project, marking the first time the network has
greenlit two scripted pilots at the same time. Low Winter Sun and the
Richard LaGravenese/Tony Goldwyn drama were among six projects
selected to do presentations at the network’s annual pilot script
showcase, informally referred to “bake-off,” last month.
Low Winter Sun, a co-production between Endemol Studios and AMC
Studios, is based on the 2006 two-part British mini-series written by
Simon Donald and starring Mark Strong, which was produced by Endemol’s
Tiger Aspect Prods. Chris Mundy (Criminal Minds) wrote the U.S.
adaptation, a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and
corruption that starts with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit
detective. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder
activates forces that will forever alter that detective’s life and
pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. Mundy will serve
as executive producer/showrunner on the project, repped by CAA. Jeremy
Gold, head of creative affairs for Endemol Studios, oversees the
project with Greg Brenman, head of drama for Tiger Aspect. This is
Endemol’s second AMC pilot following Hell On Wheel, which came out of
the “bake-off” two years ago and went on to become a series that has
been renewed for a second season.
The untitled LaGravenese & Goldwyn Project is a legal thriller
centered on a District Attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts
the reinvestigation of a sensational murder case. It explores personal
morality and how people struggle with the shades of grey found in the
absence of a simple, ordered moral universe. LaGravenese wrote the
script and will executive produce the pilot with Goldwyn who will
direct. Andrew Sugarman will serve as a co-executive producer.