We’ll have to wait a few more months for the return of Mad Men. ¬†The Hollywood Reporter announces the show has a start date.
The Reporter also alerts us to the new AMC series on the horizon, now that they have two shows in the bag – Mad Men, and Breaking Bad. ¬†The new show is Rubicon, a mystery-thriller starring James Badge Dale and Miranda Richardson. ¬†It starts August 1.
TV Script Dude got a copy of it and here is what he says about it:
Will Travers works at a National Think Tank called the American Insitute Policy. Needless to say he’s smart, very smart. New York Times’ crosswords takes him about thirty seconds of his day. Will loves crosswords and he’s going to find something weird about them, a pattern. The weird kinda thing that interests his bosses. His direct superior Haddas, a superstitious good friend of him is going to report this pattern and take credit for it. Problem is, the train he was on the next morning has an accident and Haddas is not going to make it. Something doesn’t look right to Will and from that point, he is going to encounters more and more things that accident was about making disappear his friend.
Rubicon moves fast, from the opening teaser to the ending teaser, I wasn’t bored for a second, and it took me abut fifteen seconds to get hook by the story, and with a plot like this one, I wasn’t really surprised. The eccentric geniuses from the American Institue Policy all sound challenging and I can’t wait to know more about their pasts, see what made them who they are. The development of the intrigue is very well put in place and his going to give work to the Lost fans.
I was instantly caught into the dark universe of Rubicon and its smart moves to a final teaser that gives us a first look at that secret society who can pull strings all around the world that might just be the best pilot ending of the last decade.
However, Rubicon is going to be hard to pull and challenging on so many levels. First for actors since playing a genius clearly isn’t an easy gig, then because the conspiracy/mystery thing can be tricky, finding a balance between questions and answers (ask Lindelof) is one of the thing that comes to my mind, and because you can lose track of what you’re doing even without noticing it. But this is AMC we are talking about, after Mad Men and Breaking Bad, I believe we should cut them some slack because if there is one channel that can pull this off, it’s AMC.
Thanks, TV Script Dude.