Rubicon

Will AMC Go Three-for-Three? (trailer)

by Jonathan Simrin

14 June 2010

The cable network delves into its third original series with Rubicon, a conspiracy theory show that premiered this past Sunday after the Breaking Bad season finale.
 

Regardless of how brilliant or cop-out-esque the Lost series finale was, it seems like every network is trying to grab a piece of the island’s market. NBC is working the airplane angle with its mysterious fall series, The Event, while FOX is hoping the fans who are still trying to figure out the deal with that polar bear will tune in for the dinosaurs on the Steven Spielberg-produced Terra Nova.

Now enters AMC’s Rubicon, a show that has been shrouded in mystery up until now. The series stars James Badge Dale (The Pacific, 24) as an analyst working for a New York think tank. He soon finds himself caught up in a tangled web of conspiracy theories, national intelligence, and four-leaf clovers. The show seems to be in the right hands, with Henry Bromell (Homicide, Chicago Hope, Brotherhood) as showrunner and Allen Coulter (The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie, Damages) set to direct the pilot. Although Rubicon will not officially premiere until August 1, AMC is showed the first episode in its entirety June 13.

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