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AMC Will Follow Miniseries Trail

Mini doesn’t mean small at AMC, as the network announced a slate of original miniseries in development.

The Rainbow Media Holdings-owned channel’s debut in the programming genre was 2006’sBroken Trail, starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church. Its premiere was the most-watched cable movie of the decade.

AMC also recently announced a renewed partnership with Churchfor the development of four-hour Western miniseries The Last Horseman, co-written with David Denny.

The network’s new miniseries in development are:

Against the Guns of Quantrill, written by Michael Blake (DanceswithWolves) and executive-produced by Lou Morheim (MagnificentSeven, The Hunting Party), in which Confederate prisoners of war must defend a Union town against Quantrill and his infamous raiders during the Civil War.

Berlin Mesa, written and executive-produced by Michael Frost Beckner (Spygame, The Agency) and executive-produced by John Baldecchi (The Mexican, Deep Rising) and Rich Silverman, during which, with the aid of a young ranch hand, an FBI agent works to stop escaped Nazi prisoners of war in New Mexico attempting to steal nuclear secrets during World War II.

Skylark, written and executive-produced by Michael Nankin (Battlestar Galactica), executive-produced by Jonathan Baruch of Relevant Entertainment Group (Night Watch) and produced by CBS Paramount, tells the story of a young Jewish woman from a small French village who must lead American Soldiers to safety through Nazi-occupied France during World War II.

White Rose, executive-produced and Written by John Leekley (Spawn, The Kindred), in which a detective investigates the nonviolent German youth uprising against Nazi Germany.

L-19, written by William Brookfield (Close Your Eyes) and executive-produced by Box TV’s Gub Neal (Cracker, Case of Evil) and Justin Thompson Glover (Case of Evil), is based on true events during World War I after a German zeppelin crashes into the North Sea and the crew is discovered by members of a British fishing boat but left to die. The German Navy then mistakenly arrests a different British fishing crew and forces them to stand trial for actions they did not commit.