AMC in Talks to Develop Football Drama The Real All Americans
AMC could create a college football drama based off a true story according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Real All Americans, to be adapted from Sally Jenkins’ non-fiction book of the same name, tells the story of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, which was first started by U.S. cavalry officer Richard Henry Pratt in 1879.
The website reported that the show will chronicle a predominantly Native American college football team. Tommy Lee Jones is being eyed as the director of the pilot if the series does formulate. This would join the ranks of the other period pieces on AMC, the Emmy-winning Mad Men and Hell on Wheels.
If it makes it to the air, The Real All Americans has a good chance of airing for multiple seasons. Out of the six original dramas the network recently created, five of them (Mad Men, Walking Dead_, Breaking Bad, The Killing, Hell on Wheels) went on for multiple seasons. Only one show, Rubicon, wasn’t renewed past its first season.
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