PREPARE TO GET "LOADED"
AMC'S NEWEST ORIGINAL PREMIERES MONDAY, JULY 17th AT 10 p.m. ET/PT
NETWORK RELEASES FIRST LOOK OF THE
EIGHT-EPISODE SERIES WHICH FOCUSES ON FOUR TECH ENTREPRENEURS AND CHILDHOOD FRIENDS WHO BECOME MULTI-MILLIONAIRES OVERNIGHT
NEW YORK, NY- June 1, 2017 - AMC announced today that their newest series "Loaded" will premiere on Monday, July 17th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT following an all new episode of "Preacher." The network also released a first look trailer at the eight-episode original which sets the stage for the story of four tech entrepreneurs and childhood friends who, on the heels of selling their gaming company, become multi-millionaires and are forced to deal with the pitfalls that come with being an overnight success. View first look trailer HERE.
Based on Keshet International's award-winning series Mesudarim created by Muli Segev and Assaf Harel, "Loaded" is executive produced by Kate Norrish and Polly Leys for Hillbilly Television (The Level); Howard Burch, Avi Nir, Segev and Harel for Keshet and Jon Brown (Fresh Meat, Veep); with Charlie Leech (The Wrong Mans) as producer. The series is co-production between AMC, Channel 4, Hillbilly Television, and Keshet UK.
The series stars Jim Howick (The Aliens, Yonderland, Horrible Histories), Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Doctor Who, Trollied), Jonny Sweet (Babylon, Together, Him & Her), Nick Helm (Uncle, Funny Valentines) and Mary McCormack (The West Wing, In Plain Sight, The Newsroom).
"Loaded" centers around the lives of Josh (Howick), Leon (Anderson), Ewan (Sweet) and Watto (Helm) who have just sold their start up videogame company Idyl Hands to Casey (McCormack) for millions, and overnight their lives change drastically. The four 30-somethings must answer to their high powered, no-bullshit boss Casey and are suddenly transformed from "people who play games" to "serious players in the game." Amid a raging hurricane of money, excess, and "Millionaire guilt," "Loaded" is about friendship, gluttony, ambition, and how money can put even life-long relationships to the test.
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "TURN: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands," "The Night Manager," "Preacher," "The Son" and the forthcoming "The Terror," "Lodge 49," "Loaded" and "McMafia." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "Talking With Chris Hardwick," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men," "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.
About Channel 4
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded, not-for-profit public service broadcaster and has a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Its public ownership and not-for-profit status ensure all profit generated by its commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of its public service remit. As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is also required to commission UK content from the independent production sector and currently works with over 300 creative companies across the UK every year. In addition to the main Channel 4 service, its portfolio includes: E4, More4, Film4, 4Music, 4seven, Channel4.com and digital service All 4. For more information, visit: www.channel4.com/press
About Hillbilly Television
Hillbilly Television was set up and is run by BAFTA award-winning producers Kate Norrish and Polly Leys. The company, known for producing high-end, multi award-winning content, is currently enjoying success with primetime ITV drama "THE LEVEL" and has a number of key development commissions with UK broadcasters. Previous credits include Tony Roche's "HOLY FLYING CIRCUS" (BBC4) which won a Broadcast Award and was BAFTA nominated and Debbie Tucker Green's BAFTA winning single drama "RANDOM" (C4) and BAFTA nominated feature film debut "SECOND COMING" (Film4) starring Idris Elba. www.hillbillyfilms.com
About Keshet UK
Keshet UK is an independent production company based in London. Established in 2012, it is the first global outpost to appear under the Keshet International banner. It develops, produces and coproduces original scripted and non-scripted programmes for UK and international broadcasters, as well as making local versions of Keshet formats. Keshet Productions UK is committed to working with local talent and broadcasters across a wide range of genres, including Drama, Comedy, Entertainment, Factual Entertainment and Game Shows.
About Keshet International
Keshet International is Keshet Media Group's global distribution and production arm. Headed by CEO Alon Shtruzman, it includes Keshet's local production outposts (Keshet UK, Keshet Asia and Keshet Studios in the US) as well as its global distribution arm. KI's catalogue consists of over 70 tried and tested properties that appeal to audiences worldwide, spanning all genres. Highlights include hit drama Prisoners of War, the original Israeli version of prime time Emmy? winner Homeland; gripping espionage thriller False Flag; touching family drama The A Word (second season green lit by BBC One and SundanceTV after the first attracted a consolidated average audience of 5.5 million and a 22% market share); the high octane game show BOOM!; hit interactive talent show Rising Star and children's talent show Master Class; reality dating format Girlfri3nds; and 'buddy comedy' Traffic Light, winner of an International Emmy Award.