AMC Orders Pilots from Ridley Scott and KNIFEMAN
Has AMC found their next generation of programming to take over for Breaking Bad and Mad Men? Perhaps. Have they found their next KNIFE MAN? Definitely, as cable station has just ordered a couple new pilots, picking up Galyntine from executive producer Ridley Scott and Knifeman from the idea of combining "knife" and "man" into one thing.
According to THR, Galyntine will take the Walking Dead network's viewers once again into a post-apocalyptic scenario, but this time with more of that Amish angle people love. The drama reportedly follows some scattered surviving humans in "a time after a cataclysmic technology-induced disaster has resulted in a new society that has eschewed any form of technology." The perfect show for those who like Revolution but wish the lack of electricity was stubbornly willful for some reason.
Knifeman, meanwhile, comes from seasoned TV writer Rolin Jones (Weeds, Friday Night Lights, Boardwalk Empire). Set in 18th century England, the series "tells the story of a charming, arrogant, decorum-breaking genius who challenges societal norms to transform his visions into cutting-edge discoveries." It's based on a biography about John Hunter, an eccentric medical innovator who helped establish the modern concept of surgery. Due to this, it is thought to be unlikely that Knifeman will have cool knife arms and go around killing criminals with his cool knife arms.