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AMC signs talent deals for true crime

US cablenet AMC Networks has signed talent deals with British journalist Mona Chalabi and US comedians Naomi Ekperigin, Cameron Esposito and Jena Friedman to develop original true crime series for the channel.

Naomi Ekperigin

Chalabi, Ekperigin, Esposito and Friedman will work with AMC Networks on programming “that delivers entertaining, unexpected and progressive points of view in the true crime genre space.”

Prodcos Left/Right and World of Wonder are on board to develop the projects, while AMC Studios will distribute the series internationally.

Dan McDermott, president of original programming at AMC Networks’ Entertainment Group and co-president of AMC Studios, said: “Mona, Naomi, Cameron and Jena each bring a unique perspective to the true crime conversation while delivering thought-provoking cultural observations and we are thrilled to collaborate with them as we continue to build upon our recent critically acclaimed successes in this space.”

Meanwhile, AMC has greenlit a second season of forthcoming anthology series Soulmates.

Soulmates is set 15 years into the future, when science has made a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a test that unequivocally tells people who their soulmate is.

Written by Will Bridges (Stranger Things, Black Mirror) and Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso, Superbob), and produced by AMC Studios, the first season is set to debut on AMC this October.

Bridges and Goldstein exec produce with Jolyon Symonds through Banijay Group’s Fearless Minds. AMC Studios Content Distribution manages worldwide sales.

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