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Get details on Feed the Beast

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Liz Raftery

David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess will star in a new AMC drama called Feed the Beast, the network announced Friday.

Based on the Danish series Bankerot, Feed the Beast is about best friends Tommy Moran (Schwimmer) and Dion Patras (Sturgess) who decide to follow their dream of opening an upscale restaurant in The Bronx. Tommy hopes to give his son a better upbringing than he had, while Dion is looking to repay a debt he owes to the Mob.

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"They push each other to follow through on their dreams, welcome love into their lives, and overcome their demons. They also betray, backstab, manipulate and coerce each other into the most dangerous situations imaginable," according to AMC's description. "Together, they take on the insanity of the New York restaurant world, and navigate its underbelly of petty criminals, corrupt officials and violent mobsters.

The show will be written and executive-produced by Clyde Phillips (Dexter, Nurse Jackie), who will also act as showrunner. Feed the Beast is produced by AMC Studios and Lionsgate in association with Clyde Phillips Productions.

Feed the Beast is scheduled to begin production next month and the 10-episode first season will premiere in May. Will you watch?