According to Deadline, the network passed on the Line of Sight pilot, which starred The Walking Dead actor as "a National Transportation Safety Board investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash, bringing him on an emotionally disorienting quest to discover the accident’s cause."
It sounded intriguing to us, and it was the first sci-fi project to get a green light at AMC. Co-producer Fox TV Studios reportedly plans to shop the pilot to another network.
AMC already has The Walking Dead spin-off coming, plus a bunch of other shows in the works, including two other pilots — one set in 18th century London and another post-apocalyptic show called Galyntine. It's just weird that AMC is OK running a reality TV show about competitive arm wrestling (Game of Arms) but not a plane crash drama starring one of its own featured actors.
Hopefully Line of Sight will be picked up by another network — maybe FX or a premium cable network like HBO or Showtime. Or maybe PBS? Between Sherlock and Downton Abbey, it's making a big name for itself with quality shows, so why not steal this one from AMC?
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