AMC has ordered the pilot White City, which follows Western diplomats and journalists in Afghanistan, the network announced Friday.
From Criminal Minds and Low Winter Sun writer Chris Mundy, White Cityfeatures Jon Liston, who goes against advice and overreaches in an attempt to talk with insurgent leaders. The fallout of his decision forces Jon to find a new role in Kabul as he begins to question whether there's any good for him or any Westerner to do in Afghanistan.
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In addition to Mundy, White City will be executive-produced by Tom Freston, a business man who formerly lived in Afghanistan. Nick McDonell, a novelist and journalist, and John Dempsey, a former senior advisor on Afghanistan to a U.S. diplomat, will co-write and co-executive produce.
"This is a story born from a creative team in Chris, John, Nick and Tom that has both an incredibly deep understanding of one of the most misunderstood regions of the world, and a fantastic sense of how to tell a compelling story about the lives of people who are drawn to the world's hot spots," Joel Stillerman, AMC's executive vice president of original programming, said in a statement. "It's not a war story, it's a character story that will tackle some of the most complicated issues of our time."
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