Comedy legend Carol Burnett is set to guest star on the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul. She’ll portray a character named Marion, but the storyline has not been revealed. The final episodes will conclude the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman.
Co-creator Peter Gould unveiled the news at a Paleyfest event and AMC confirmed the news, noting “They’re coming back.” Cranston and Paul played Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in five seasons of the drug dealing drama as well as Netflix feature film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which was released in 2019. The sixth and final season of Better Call Saul is broken into two parts. It kicks off on April 18 and runs until late May, before picking up again in early July.
The Walking Dead is coming to an end this year, and so it seems is most of the long-standing legal action by Robert Kirkman and other executive producers of the zombie apocalypse series against AMC. In a final ruling Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel Buckley gutted most of the fight pitting Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and fellow TWD EPs Charles Eglee and Glen Mazzara against the cable network.
Oscar winnerWilliam Hurt, who died Sunday at 71, left behind a yet-to-be-released TV series, AMC’s first animated drama Pantheon. Hurt was cast in the project, from creator and showrunner Craig Silverstein a year ago. He had completed vis voice work on the series before his death, sources say.
AMC Networks shifted two executives to give its streaming services more management attention as the company pivots its focus towards its growing direct-to-consumer businesses. Courtney Thomasma was named general manager of AMC Plus, its commercial-free original content product, and Matt Graham was named general manager of AMC’s Sundance Now streaming service.
For the first time ever, consumers don’t need a cable subscription to watch AMC Networks channels including AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV. AMC Networks has dramatically increased the footprint for AMC+, its expanded ad-free streaming service, which will be available today through Apple TV and Prime Video channels.
The FCC isn’t particularly alarmed by the prospect that for some TV watchers, shows like The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul and Killing Eve could be going away. On Monday, the FCC’s Media Bureau denied AMC’s request for a standstill order to preserve its current program carriage agreement with AT&T. As a result, upon the imminent expiration of the deal, AMC could go dark on AT&T platforms including DirecTV and AT&T TV Now. At the moment, that accounts for a quarter of AMC households.
After spending the past nine months shopping global and streaming rights to its Emmy-winning drama, producers Lionsgate Television has sold the Jon Hamm starrer to Amazon and the show’s original home, AMC, in a sprawling deal.
The acclaimed Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer AMC series will now debut its third season on Sunday, April 12. The move comes as networks, cablers and streamers all contend with the programming and scheduling nightmare being caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia jury has awarded $8.6 million to the family of a stuntman killed during the production of a “Walking Dead” episode in 2017. The Daily Report reports the verdict Thursday comes after a weeklong trial before Gwinnett County State Court Judge Emily Brantley. Jurors began deliberations late Tuesday and handed up the […]
Feature-length movie El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is set to debut Friday, Oct. 11, on the streamer and later air on AMC, with Aaron Paul returning as meth cook Jesse Pinkman.
Scott Collins, who joined AMC Networks in 2008 and has been president of ad sales since 2017, will step down at the end of the month. The company’s official announcement of the move said Collins is leaving to “pursue other opportunities.” It did not mention plans for his replacement.
Killing Eve made a killing in the ratings for its second-season premiere. The BBC America thriller, which grew its audience with every episode last season (after three days of delayed viewing), continued that trend Sunday as its second-season premiere was simulcast on sister network AMC. The premiere hit series highs across the board, topping 1 million viewers for an initial telecast for the first time.