AMC has ordered two pilots, the network announced Monday.
The first, Knifeman, is set in 18th century London and features a hard-drinking, arrogant yet charming genius named John Tattersal, who works as a surgeon at a time when bloodletting was a common practice.
The second, Galyntine, is a sci-fi/fantasy project that takes place after a cataclysmic disaster has resulted in a society that eschews any form of technology and leaves small groups of survivors scattered around the planet.
AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a fifth season, the network announced Tuesday.
"We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season," AMC President Charlie Collier said in a statement. "This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently — and most notably — with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here's to more Dead."
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Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Beginning on Sept. 20, visitors to Universal Studios in Hollywood and Orlando can test their endurance in the terrifying new Walking Dead: No Safe Haven interactive maze as a part of the theme park's annual Halloween Horror Nights festivities.
"We're placing you, the guest, in the footsteps of the human survivors on the show," says Halloween Horror Nights creative director John Murdy. "When you go through these mazes, you don't see the human characters, you are the human characters and you're living it for real."