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AMC commissions two new drama shows

AMC has commissioned two new drama shows it has been announced.

TVLine reports that the announcement was made the Television Critics Association summer press tour. The shows, Halt & Catch Fire and Turn, are due to premiere in 2014.

Halt & Catch Fire stars Pushing Daisies’ Lee Pace and is set in the early 1980s. It chronicles the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy. Scott McNairy and Mackenzie Rio Davis are also set to star.

Turn, adapted from Alexander Rose’s novel Washington Spies, stars Jamie Bell as a New York farmer who forms an unlikely group of spies fighting for America’s independence. Kevin McNally, Angus MacFayden, Burn Gorman, Seth Numrich, Heather Lind and Daniel Henshall also star.

We’ll bring you more on both shows when more details are announced in the coming months.

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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