AMC Networks Entertainment Chief Dan McDermott On Navigating End Times For ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Better Call Saul’ And ‘Killing Eve’ And How He Competes With Bigger Rivals
AMC Networks studio and entertainment chief Dan McDermott said the company’s modest scale, multiplatform distribution and talent relationships have enabled it to compete against an array of d…
Killing Eve.Jacob Anderson as Louis De Point Du Lac in 'Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire' Alfonso Bresciani/AMC Networks already likes the looks of where those bloodsuckers are headed: It has renewed Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire for a second season, ahead of the new series’ debut on AMC and AMC+ on October 2.AMC has given Interview With the Vampire an early Season 2 renewal before it premieres.Interview With the Vampire.
“Every great show, every great experience at some point comes to an end,” he said of the series finales.“We’re so grateful to have had these shows on our platforms.The 8-episode second season will be set in Europe with Oscar and Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Johnson ( Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul ) and showrunner Rolin Jones ( Perry Mason, Friday Night Lights ) executive producing.They helped define AMC as a home for premium content.Rolin Jones is the showrunner and executive producer of Interview With the Vampire.” McDermott said developing worthy follow-ups to that potent trio is simply “my job.They have rendered the rich and vibrant world of Anne Rice’s Interview in a wonderful way, and we’re incredibly proud.” Assessing the development slate and library holdings when he started at the company in 2020, he said, was a helpful start, but even more determinate was the company’s decision shortly after his arrival to fully embrace streaming.Showrunner Rolin Jones will continue to oversee the series; Mark Johnson ( Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul ) also executive produces.
With AMC+, Shudder, Acorn TV and other niche outlets, the company has focused on specific target audiences in streaming, but that narrowness is starting to accrue larger subscriber bases and will outdo linear in terms of revenue in the coming years.This stellar cast deliver powerful performances that emotionally connect us to these characters and their humanity,” said Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios, in a statement."The scope and breadth of this show, and what Mark and Rolin have delivered, is just stupendous," said Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios.The company has said it will have between 20 million and 25 million streaming subscribers by 2025 and McDermott said the base will be 40 million to 50 million not long thereafter.Related Story The interplay between shows designed for streaming (like Moonhaven on AMC+) versus larger properties capable of premiering across both streaming and linear (like Ann Rice’s Interview with a Vampire ) offers increasing advantages, McDermott argued.This is only the beginning of an entire Universe featuring enthralling stories and characters that capture the spirit of Anne Rice’s amazing work.Asked how he would define the AMC Networks of 2022, he described it as “a tech-forward, progressive series of platforms with real growth is in streaming” but one that is also “maintaining a vibrant linear platform.This stellar cast deliver powerful performances that emotionally connect us to these characters and their humanity.” AMC Networks promoted McDermott last fall to his current position.Each week, Ekperigin will be joined by the actors and writers behind the show.We look forward to sharing the final product of this extraordinary effort with audiences in just a few short days and are thrilled that this story will continue.
During the session, he reflected on the various industry phrases and corporate configurations he has navigated during a 35-year career in the TV business, including stints at DreamWorks and Lionsgate.As to how AMC Networks can continue to punch above its weight when it comes to competing for talent or pitches, he pointed to a few factors.AMC Networks acquired the rights to Rice’s works in 2020 with Interview as the first title to be developed and greenlit to series." "Bulgaria.“We swim in this one lane only,” he said, referring to premium scripted fare for adults.“We’re small, we’re not overburdened with bureaucracy.I’m very reachable.(Ah Paris!) San Francisco.
” While high-end talent “loves to get the big payday,” he added, “as important as anything else, they want to produce great content.” Writers, directors and producers making projects at companies larger than AMC Networks can find it “very difficult to get traction.” The company has also sought to deepen relationships with talent it has been in business with for some time."The writing staff of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire is honored, humbled, and hungry to add more stamps to our vamps' passport books.Case in point: Bob Odenkirk.The Breaking Bad.
Great interview! As a fan of AMC_TV since their classic movie days, might I humbly suggest bringing back Remember WENN?😉😀
‘Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire’ Renewed For Season 2 By AMC Ahead of PremiereAMC Networks already likes the looks of where those bloodsuckers are headed: It has renewed Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire for a second season, ahead of the new series’ debut on AMC and AMC… 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 The Dark Gift has gripped us all. Again, the main characters are described in the books. This is some woke BS. Bastardizing the books to make woke crap.
Interview With the Vampire Renewed for Season 2 Ahead of Premiere on AMCAMC has given Interview With the Vampire an early Season 2 renewal before it premieres. The series [...]
‘Interview With the Vampire’ Scores Early Second Season Pickup at AMCThe renewal comes a few days ahead of the series premiere. In other news, vampires realizing they are wearing the same clothes kill each other. It should AMC has been force feeding it with the ads since July. What a nostalgia roulette wheel bet and yet 'Blade' can't get off the ground. InterviewwiththeVampire Overly enthusiastic IMO...
AMC Releases First Images For Bob Odenkirk’s ‘Straight Man’, ‘Orphan Black: Echoes’ & ‘Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches’AMC has released first-look photos of their upcoming shows that feature stars like Bob Odenkirk, Alexandra Daddario, Harry Hamlin, Okieriete Onadowan, Krysten Ritter, Martin Lawrence and many more.… AMC has released first-look photos of their upcoming shows that feature stars like Bob Odenkirk, Krysten Ritter, Alexandra Daddario, Martin Lawrence and many more. See our full gallery here:
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