With Breaking Bad and Mad Men already on its roster, and a somewhat successful (if gloriously messy) The Prisoner remake/reboot/reimagining completed last year, AMC has already carved out a pretty impressive reputation for quality drama. Its zombified project The Walking Dead comes this fall, but another long gestating project, Rubicon, finally got a promo trailer today. The network is also generously showing the full pilot episode after the Breaking Bad finale this Sunday 13th, before the show premieres for real later this summer. I, personally, can’t wait to see more of James Badge Dale’s crazy hair.
AMC production on Rubicon, its newest original drama series, began on Monday, March 29 in New York City. The show is a conspiracy thriller starring James Badge Dale (who earlier this year headlined HBO’s The Pacific) as an analyst at a New York City think-tank who is thrown into a story where nothing is as it appears to be. Henry Bromell (Homicide, Chicago Hope, Brotherhood) has signed on as showrunner. The one-hour, 13-episode weekly series is produced by Warner Horizon Television and premieres this summer.
“Rubicon is an incredible story about trust and power born out of the desire to find a way to capture the intensity and mystery of the best conspiracy thrillers in a series. It is a show that appeals to everyone who has some skepticism about the relationship between big business and our government, which we think is pretty much everybody,’said Joel Stillerman, SVP of original programming, production and digital content for AMC. ‘Our stellar cast and creative team allow us to continue to present premium television on basic cable.”
The series cast includes James Badge Dale (The Pacific, The Departed), Oscar®-nominated actress Miranda Richardson (Sleepy Hollow), Dallas Roberts (Walk the Line, Flicka, The L Word), Jessica Collins (The Nine, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Christopher Evan Welch (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Lauren Hodges (Law & Order), and Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket, Natural Born Killers, The Sandlot).