AMC has opened up writers’ rooms for a trio of in-development projects — including a potential series based on the best selling supernatural horror thriller novel “NOS4A2.”
The three shows are being developed by the network’s “scripts-to-series” model which skips the pilot process and instead appoints groups of writers to develop a first season bible and write several episodes, after which AMC decides whether to grant a straight-to-series order. AMC has already used the model for “The Son” and “Lodge 49.”
“NOS4A2” (pronounced “Nosferatu”) follows Victoria McQueen, a woman with a secret gift for finding things, who sets out to locate a superhuman kidnapper and rescue his victims. The novel by Joe Hill was a New York Times bestseller and won the 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel. AMC first announced early development on a “NOS4A2” series in 2015 and has now tapped Jami O’Brien to executive produce. O’Brien previously served as co-executive producer on “Hell on Wheels.” “NOS4A2” will be an AMC Studios and Tornante Co-Production.
“Pandora” is a global mystery-thriller tracking three converging storylines about ordinary people piecing together dark secrets after advanced malware dismantles encryption across the Internet. It’s being executive produced by Sister Pictures (Jane Featherstone, Dan Isaacs and Christopher Fry) along with Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley.
“Silent History” adapts “The Silent History,” a novel created specifically for iPad and iPhone by Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby and Kevin Moffett. It tells the story of a generation of unusual children born without the ability to create or comprehend language, but with other surprising skills. Playing on fears of technology and the threat of the unknown, the story examines how society is changed by what appears to be a new human evolution. It will be executive produced by Claire Carré and Charles Spano.