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TCA: AMC Greenlights Western Docudrama

AMC will continue to ride the western genre with a straight to series order for docudrama The West, AMC and Sundance TV president Charlie Collier said Friday during the network’s Television Critics Association tour session.

The eight-hour series, from Stephen David Entertainment and Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions, will debut in 2016. The series’ premiere will coincide with the final seven episodes of the network’s Western drama Hell on Wheels, said network officials.

Collier also said the network has picked up a second season of Stephen David Entertainment’s Making Of The Mob docudrama, said network officials.

The network also confirmed a 15-order second season of AMC’s series Fear The Walking Dead, weeks before the show’s Aug. 23 freshman season debut.

The announcements come on the heels of an earlier AMC announcement for a second season renewal of drama series Humans.