'Rubicon' creator departs


There has been a change at the helm of AMC's upcoming drama series "Rubicon."

Creator/executive producer/co-showrunner Jason Horwitch has departed the political thriller starring James Badge Dale, with exec producer/co-showrunner Henry Bromell taking over as the lone showrunner.

The series, whose pilot was directed by Allen Coulter, revolves around a secret society that pulls the strings on the world political stage. It centers on Will Travers (Dale), an analyst at a national think tank who discovers his employers are not who they seem to be.

AMC has taken its time with the project.

The pilot for "Rubicon" was greenlighted in August 2008. The network's development team worked on figuring out where the mystery would go after the pilot before giving the drama a 13-episode order in June.

"Brotherhood" exec producer Bromell then was brought in to shepherd the fledging series alongside Horwitch.

"Rubicon," which marks AMC's third series following "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," is scheduled to start production in early March for a summer premiere.
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