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[03/24/20 - 11:35 AM]
AMC Greenlights Anthology Series "National Anthem" Created by Writer/Director Scott Z. Burns and Executive Produced by Oscar(R) and Emmy(R)-Winner Mark Johnson
"National Anthem" is the tragically funny story of a middle class midwestern family tumbling down the ladder of American society; periodically bursting into song as they struggle to catch themselves.

[01/16/20 - 02:44 PM]
AMC Networks and AMC Studios Announce Projects in Development
Scott Z. Burns, Katie Couric, Owen and Stephen King, Megan Mostyn Brown, Armadu Garba, Eliza Clark, Mark Johnson, Zack Whedon, Scott Gold, Ilana Glazer, and T Bone Burnett are among the auspices.







NATIONAL ANTHEM (AMC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
1/16/20 - 3/24/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
eight episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC's press release, March 2020) AMC announced today that it has greenlit National Anthem, an 8-episode anthology series created by writer/director Scott Z. Burns (The Report, Contagion) and executive produced by Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winner Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Rectify, Rain Man, The Natural, Bugsy). The musical dramedy is the first series greenlit under Johnson's multi-year overall deal with AMC Studios, through which he will continue to develop new series for the company's Entertainment Group as well as projects for potential sale to other content companies. National Anthem is the tragically funny story of a middle class midwestern family tumbling down the ladder of American society; periodically bursting into song as they struggle to catch themselves. Award-winning musician T Bone Burnett (Crazy Heart, The Hunger Games) is attached as the series' music producer with words and music by Craig Finn (The Hold Steady).
CREW INFORMATION:
· Craig Finn as PROD
· Mark Johnson as EP
· Scott Z. Burns as CRTR/EP
· T Bone Burnett as PROD
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· AMC Studios