AMC Orders Clyde Phillips Drama ‘Broke’ to Series

The show is based on the Danish series “Bankerot” created by Kim Fupz Aakeson

Last Updated: June 25, 2015 @ 12:09 PM

AMC has given a straight to series order to “Broke,” the drama hailing from “Nurse Jackie” and “Dexter” writer/showrunner Clyde Phillips.

Based on the Danish series “Bankerot” created by Kim Fupz Aakeson and produced by DR Broadcasting, “Broke” is a drama about two best friends who take one last shot at their dream of opening a restaurant together.

One is a brilliant chef in trouble with the Mob and the law, and the other is the best sommelier in the city who is the widowed father of a teenage son.

“Clyde Phillips is a supremely talented creator we’ve known and admired for years,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president, in a statement. “Through his work on ‘Dexter’ and ‘Nurse Jackie,’ Clyde has repeatedly demonstrated his skill for crafting complex, flawed, yet irresistible characters, and we’re looking forward to him bringing his continued brilliance to ‘Broke.’ We’re also so happy to be partnering once again with our good friends at Lionsgate after the extraordinary journey we shared on ‘Mad Men.'”

“Broke” will be produced by AMC Studios and Lionsgate in association with Clyde Phillips Productions. Executive producers are Phillips, Henrik Ruben Genz, Malene Blenkov and Piv Bernth.

Phillips is represented by CAA.