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In addition to the upcoming Amazon series The After, Carter is also working with Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd to adapt Annie Jacobson’s Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base. Shortened to the more manageable Area 51, the project takes a modern look at the famous military base associated with extraterrestrials. While Hurd was first attached in 2011, AMC is finally moving forward with the project.
That news was among a flurry of programming announcements that included the addition of Sons of Anarchy veteran Dave Erickson as a co-writer and executive producer of the cable channel’s Walking Dead spinoff, the renewal of Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men, a series order for a TV version of his podcast Hollywood Babble-On with co-host Ralph Garman, and the development of a collecting-based docuseries featuring CBM regular guest star Rob Bruce.
AMC will also move forward with the adaptation of Mary Doria Russell’s Jesuits-meet-aliens sci-fi novel The Sparrow and an untitled reality series in which Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan takes the reins of indie wrestling outfit Resistance Pro.