AMC Greenlights Anthology Series with Jason Segel
Segel returns to the small screen
AMC announced a new series this week, the network has green-lit a new original anthology series called “Dispatches From Elsewhere,” created by and starring Jason Segel. Segel will executive produce the new show with Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Garrett Basch. The hour-long anthology series will include viewer engagement elements across multiple media platforms but AMC stopped short of announcing a premiere date at this time.
According to the network, “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.
“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.”
At the time of the announcement Segel added, “I am thrilled to be telling this story at AMC. I truly could not imagine a better team and a more perfect home for this material.”
Segel had a flurry of films between 2009 and 2012, the actor was featured in “Knocked Up,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “I Love You Man,” “Gulliver’s Travels,” and “The Muppets” but when “How I Met Your Mother” ended in 2014 Segel took a break from the schedule. Following the end of the series Segel still appeared in films like “Sex Tape” with Cameron Diaz and Rob Corddry.
AMC Studios opened a writers’ room earlier this year for “Dispatches From Elsewhere” under their scripts-to-series development model. AMC has successfully utilized this model for new series such as “Dietland,” “Lodge 49” and the upcoming “NOS4A2.” While we don’t have an exact premiere date, “Dispatches From Elsewhere,” is scheduled to go into production early next year, the show will be an AMC Studios production.