AMC Orders Jason Segel Anthology Series ‘Dispatches From Elsewhere’

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Last Updated: July 28, 2018 @ 9:09 PM

AMC has ordered anthology series “Dispatches From Elsewhere,” which was created by and stars Jason Segel (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”).

“Dispatches From Elsewhere” is about a group of ordinary people who stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life. They will come to find that the mystery winds far deeper than they ever imagined.

Segel will executive produce with Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Garrett Basch. The hour-long anthology series will include viewer engagement elements across multiple media platforms, per AMC.

“AMC has a proven history of finding shows that rise above, in every sense, and we think ‘Dispatches From Elsewhere’ will be an incredible addition to that club,” said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “This is a very special project based on a truly unique premise and peopled by vivid characters, all driven by Jason’s wildly creative vision. We’re thrilled for audiences to see this bold, witty and enthralling series.”

“I am thrilled to be telling this story at AMC,” Segel said. “I truly could not imagine a better team and a more perfect home for this material.”

“Dispatches From Elsewhere,” which shoots early next year, is an AMC Studios production. Segel is repped by WME and Sloane Offer Weber and Dern.