The AMC network announced an all-new anthology drama on Thursday afternoon. The untitled episodic series is created by Emmy-Award winning writer Will Bridges (Black Mirror, Stranger Things) and Brett Goldstein (Superbob, Adult Life Skills. According to the company’s announcement, Bridges and Goldstein will executive produce with Jolyon Symonds. AMC Studios is producing the series, which will consist of six, hour-long episodes. Bridges co-wrote the Emmy-winning episode “USS Callister” of “Black Mirror” last season directed by Toby Haynes.
While the new series doesn’t have a name at this time, AMC did confirm a 2020 launch window.
The network also stated that each episode will feature an entirely new story and a different cast. This format is a first for AMC, and the series takes place 15 years from now when science makes a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet. The new tech allows everyone to find their soul mate.
A mix of sci-fi and drama, there will be six stories surrounding the idea of finding true love. All six of the stories are different in tone and feature a “spectrum of people and relationships” according to the company. Bridges and Goldstein previously created the short film “For Life,” which serves as the basis for this new, original series.
“This is AMC’s first foray into non-serialized story-telling, and we’re trying to do so in the boldest way possible. The show explores how technological innovation can impact the most delicate matters of the heart, and each episode will turn personal life choices into high-stakes drama. It’s a fresh yet relatable idea, portrayed through wildly entertaining tales with unexpected twists, humor, and meaningful emotion,” said David Madden, president of programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios. “Will and Brett are immensely talented creators, and we are thrilled to have these new and observant voices on AMC.”
Bridges added, “I’m thrilled to be working on this show with AMC. To get the opportunity to expand on the short film Brett and I made and tell new stories about how messed up love can make a person is something we’re both very grateful for and extremely excited about.”
Goldstein said in a prepared statement, “I am extremely excited and honoured to make our show about soulmates with AMC, the network responsible for at least two of my favourite shows, one of which I definitely watched legally.”
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