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"Pantheon": AMC Orders Animated Sci-Fi Drama Series Adapt from "Turn" Creator Craig Silverstein

AMC is getting into the animated business – the one-hour, sci-fi drama animated business, which is a rare business to be in. But that's now officially the business the network finds itself in, greenlighting two, eight-episode seasons of Pantheon. From series writer/creator and showrunner Craig Silverstein (Turn, Nikita, Terra Nova) and based on a series of short stories by Ken Liu (epic fantasy series "The Dandelion Dynasty") about Uploaded Intelligence – or human consciousness – uploaded to the "cloud," the series has independent Emmy-award winning animation production company Titmouse attached. Liu will serve as a consulting producer, with AMC Studios handling production.


In its first season of the AMC series, Pantheon introduces us to Maddie, a bullied teen who receives mysterious help from someone online. The stranger is soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David, whose consciousness has been uploaded to the Cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan. David is the first of a new kind of being: an "Uploaded Intelligence" or "UI", but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war.

"'Pantheon' is an entertaining and provocative series about personal relationships and what happens to them when the boundary of life is removed from the human condition. And we're looking to push other boundaries here too, in making an animated drama that aims to be every bit as moving, immersive and visceral as any premium, live-action scripted series. We are fortunate to have incredible source material from Ken Liu, one of the most celebrated science fiction writers at work today, and we are delighted to once again be working with Craig Silverstein. Both of these writers know how to weave the intimate and the epic into a powerful tale."

– Sarah Barnett, President, AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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