AMC is known for creating drama-filled shows like The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, but now the network is delving into animation.Â
DeadlineÂ reports AMC has opened up a writers room to produce multiple scripts for an animated series calledÂ Pantheon, which is based on a series ofÂ Ken Liu’s short stories about uploaded intelligence. As Verge points out, the series will likely tackle Liu’s stories, “Simulacrum” and “Staying Behind” since they both delve into “uploading human minds into computers.”
Liu is best known for crafting short sci-fi storiesÂ The Grace of Kings and The Paper Menagerie, the latter of which is the first ever book to win the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy award. Liu also wrote an official Star Wars novel,Â The Legends of Luke Skywalker.Â The writer later went to Twitter to share his excitement about the announcement.
As of now, the writers includeÂ The Walking Dead‘s co-executive producer Seth Hoffman andÂ Turn creator Craig Silverstein. AMC is aiming for this series to air at a primetime slot.
Liu’s series isn’t the only new oneÂ that’sÂ heading to AMC.Â Jason Segel’sÂ mystery anthology series Dispatches From ElsewhereÂ is slated to head to the network along with an adaptation of Joe Hillâ€™s horror novel,Â NOS4A2. But as we wait for those shows to arrive at AMC, The Walking Dead is coming backÂ for season 9 and Better Call Saul has been renewedÂ return for a fifth season a week before its fourth season premiere on Monday.