LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – AMC is near a deal to acquire a drama from “The Blind Side” director John Lee Hancock.
“The Wreck,” set in the world of Southern college football, centers on the high-profile head coach of a once-legendary team that has just finished a losing season. The school gives the coach one last chance to turn the team into winners or he’s fired.
The project is from the writing team of Graham Gordy and Michael Fuller; Hancock will serve as an executive producer.
After getting accolades for its first two dramas, “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” the network has a healthy lineup of hourlongs coming down the pipeline. That includes the political thriller “Rubicon,” which debuts in August, and zombie apocalypse thriller “The Walking Dead,” set to bow in October.