Now in production in Santa Fe, a western television pilot aimed at joining the AMAZON roster of original programming (Emmy nominated Transparent, Alphahouse, Bosch). Action Writer Shane Black has been tapped to write and direct the pilot based on Terry Harknett’s “ultraviolent” Western novel series, called “Edge”. Oscar winning, NM based producer Tony Mark (Hurt Locker) is also on board for the shoot, expected to wrap by mid-August.
Soon to follow, the Epix network series “Graves” is set to begin production on a comedy series starring Nick Nolte as Former U.S. president Graves who has the epiphany that some of his policies have brought damage to the country, leading him on a quest to right those wrongs. “Graves” is expected to shoot into late November of this year.
And if as expected, the new AMC series “Preacher” is indeed picked-up and resumes filming in NM, some locations in and around Santa Fe may be back on the call sheet along with studio shoots in Albuquerque. The drama/suspense series is based on the graphic novel about a down-and-out Texas preacher possessed by a supernatural entity that is part angel and part demon. The Preacher then endowed with unearthly powers teams with an old girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire sets out on a journey across America to find God, who apparently had abandoned his duties in heaven and hold him accountable for his negligence.