AMC Orders Silicon Valley Drama From ‘Succession’ Writer Jonathan Glatzer

AMC is heading back to Silicon Valley, this time via an untitled drama series from “Succession” and “Bad Sisters” writer Jonathan Glatzer. The project, from AMC Studios, has been given a greenlight by AMC and sister streamer AMC+.

In ordering the series, AMC Networks’ Dan McDermott, the president of entertainment and AMC Studios, called the show a “captivating, enthralling, authentic look behind the curtain of Silicon Valley.”

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Glatzer previously worked on AMC’s “Better Call Saul.” This reps the first show he’s created that has been picked up to series.

“Jonathan is a massive talent and AMC is lucky to be the home of this, his first series creation brought to life,” McDermott added. “The show, which chronicles the lives of characters creating the world we will all inhabit, is right here and right now. Truth is stranger than fiction, especially here.”

Per the logline, the Glatzer show is set “inside the bubble of Silicon Valley, amid misguided corporate cultures, moony innovation labs and cutthroat private high schools.” The series centers on a scandal sparked by “the exploitation of personal data which unravels out of a rift between a self-appointed ‘inventor of the future’ tech CEO and his self-serving ‘performance psychologist.’ This act of corruption quickly spirals out of control for all involved, exposing the absurdities of ambition, corporate ethics, and the fallibility of the people who are shaping the future of our world.”

Glatzer said the series was inspired by the fact that tech — and the future it promises — is controlled by some “frighteningly self-involved people.” (We can all guess who he’s talking about.)

“They radiate a bizarre, semi-deity-like energy, but even they cannot escape their own humanity,” Glatzer said. “So rather than do something directly about ‘tech,’ I wanted to focus on the people. And not just the titans, but the antsy wannabe titans, the kids and spouses of the wannabes; their housekeepers, their schools, their psychiatrists, their dogs and gurus alike, all of them living in this bubble where they truly believe — and perhaps rightly — they are inventing the future, dogs excepted.”

Glatzer also gave thanks to AMC for embracing the series. “At a time when networks are looking for fastballs and strikes, I gave them a darkly comedic curveball, and to their tremendous credit, they have given me nothing but the greatest support a writer could ask for.,” he added.

AMC previously tackled Silicon Valley via the critically acclaimed period drama “Halt and Catch Fire,” which ran from 2014 to 2017 and chronicled the birth of personal computers in the 1980s, and later the growth of the Internet in the 1990s.

Glatzer is repped by Industry, CAA and Chris Abramson.

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