Net has also greenlit “Breaking Bad,” the Sony Pictures Television show in which Bryan Cranston plays a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a meth dealer after being diagnosed with a terminal disease.
With its focus on a sympathetic drug peddler, the script from “The X-Files” exec producer Gilligan had been considered a hot, if controversial, property at the cable nets.
“It’s a surprising show for AMC, and it evolves our definition of what AMC can do. The main character does some things that are surprising and questionable,” acknowledged AMC exec veep of programming and production Rob Sorcher. “But it’s a classic story of one man against the system, and you’re rooting for him.”
Nine episodes will be ordered, Sorcher said, including a 58-minute pilot. Show will go into production in September in New Mexico and likely air in January.
The ‘Legend of Secret Pass‘ takes place in the mountains of the South West and involves Thunderbirds of Indian mythology and an animal refuge of mystical proportions. An unlikely troop of animals and humans are caught up in a clash of ageless magic. In this moment of crisis, the barest chance to avoid cataclysm falls into the hands of an Indian boy, Manu voiced by Frankie Muniz.
This ‘Making of’ video features footage of Frankie voicing Manu.
Michael Chiklis (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) told SCI FI Wire that he’s completed work on an upcoming animated movie entitled The Legend of Secret Pass. The story follows a Native American boy named Manu (Frankie Muniz), who must follow his destiny in the face of impending doom. “I play the villain,” Chiklis said in an interview while promoting Rise of the Silver Surfer. “It deals with a particular American Indian tribe [called the Thunderbirds]. It’s very magical. It’s dealing with shamans and the Earth and connecting with our Earth. I think it’s kind of topical because of all this talk of global warming and everything. It deals with being rooted and grounded in the Earth and the elements and being kind to it.”
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