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Welcome to the AMC+ Era: Anne Rice Universe, Keeping Bob Odenkirk and ‘Walking Dead’ — and Maybe More ‘Breaking Bad’
AMC has been through multiple phases, from its origins as American Movie Classics to its iconic anti-hero years of “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men.” Now, the flagship property of AMC Networks is entering its next era, as it says goodbye to “The Walking Dead” and “Better Call Saul” in a few months, and hello to its Anne Rice franchise, increased viewership on AMC+ and it’s biggest year of original programming yet.The way Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios at AMC Networks, puts it to Variety, the company is experiencing “a real creative renaissance and resurgence.” “In the wake of these classic, great tentpole series ending, we’re successfully launching the next generation of classic, great tentpole series,” McDermott says. Behind-the-scenes, McDermott — who joined the company right before the pandemic hit — has been leading a great deal of that charge, following a shakeup in leadership that saw the exits of longtime CEO Josh Sapan (who became executive vice chairman), COO Ed Carroll, president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios Sarah Barnett; the addition of interim CEO Matt Blank and marketing chief Len Fogge; and the handing over of the reins from AMC Networks chairman Charles Dolan to his son James Dolan.“In that time, the company changed dramatically its ambitions and its mission directives,” McDermott says.
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‘Gangs of London’ shares first season two trailer
Gangs of London has shared the first teaser for season two – check it out below.The Sky Original gangster drama is set to return for new episodes after record-breaking viewing figures for the first seaso.The series will pick up after the dramatic death of Joe Cole’s Sean Wallace, seeing Sope Dirisu now forced to work for the investors.Take a look at the first teaser here:In a four-star review of the first season, NME said: “It’s a giant war where anyone can be bumped off at any moment and almost anyone could wind up in charge of everything.“Think Game of Thrones, but without the dragons and more modern tailoring.”A release date for season two of Gangs of London is yet to be confirmed – stay tuned for updates as they come in.AMC will be teaming up with Sky for season two and will release the episodes in the US. Dan McDermott, President of Original Programming for AMC and Co-President of AMC Studios, said: “Gangs of London is a cinematic thrill ride that set screens ablaze with a stellar cast, elevated drama and epic storylines, and we couldn’t be more excited to raise the pulse of our audiences with this explosive crime series.” Sky UK’s Managing Director of Conten, Zai Bennett, addedd: “Not only is Gangs of London Sky’s most binged premiere box-set this year, it’s the biggest original drama launch on Sky Atlantic of the past five years.