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[08/22/14 - 12:38 PM]
Oscar-Winner Stephen Gaghan to Direct "White City" Pilot for AMC
The project is an adventure story set in the somewhat surreal ex-pat world of near-present Afghanistan, one of the most discussed and least understood places on earth.

[07/25/14 - 10:35 AM]
AMC Greelnights "White City" Pilot
The project is an adventure story set in the somewhat surreal ex-pat world of near-present Afghanistan, one of the most discussed and least understood places on earth.

[05/13/14 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 13
Updates include: CBS's "The Odd Couple" to recast two roles; AMC selects quintet for annual series "bake-off"; and Ilene Chaiken tapped as showrunner of FOX's "Empire."

[04/17/13 - 10:07 AM]
AMC Announces Series Pick-Up, Projects in Development, Overall Deal, Programming Premiere Dates and Series Renewals on Day of Network Upfront
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WHITE CITY (AMC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
4/17/13 - 8/22/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2015-2016 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC's press release, July 2014) "White City" is an adventure story set in the somewhat surreal ex-pat world of near-present Afghanistan, one of the most discussed and least understood places on earth. The show focuses on Jon Liston, a war junkie who has spent the better part of the last decade in Kabul with a front-row seat to the carnage. In the pilot, against the advice of everyone from American embassy staffers to tweeting tribal leaders to the French journalist he's in a relationship with, Jon tragically overreaches in an attempt to talk with insurgent leaders. In the series, Jon must find a new role in Kabul as he attempts to address his guilt, frustration and doubts about whether there is good left for him or any Westerner to do in Afghanistan. The project comes from co-writers and co-executive producers Nick McDonell, a novelist (Twelve, An Expensive Education) and journalist who has covered Iraq and Afghanistan for TIME, and John Dempsey, former long-time resident of Kabul and senior advisor on Afghanistan to the late US diplomat, Richard C. Holbrooke. Executive producers are Chris Mundy, a long-time journalist for Rolling Stone and showrunner on "Criminal Minds" and "Low Winter Sun," and Tom Freston, the former CEO of Viacom and a former resident of Afghanistan. Currently an advisor to VICE and MOBY Group, an Afghan media corporation. "White City" is an AMC Studios production.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Mundy as EP
· John Dempsey as CRTR/CO-EP
· Nick McDonell as CRTR/CO-EP
· Stephen Gaghan as DIR (Pilot)
· Tom Freston as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· AMC Studios