/// AMC Gives Low Winter Sun Writer Another Pilot Order for Knifeman
Despite disappointing ratings and rumors of cancelation for AMC's Low Winter Sun, showrunner Rolin Jones is getting another pilot order from the network, this one a little less dour, in keeping with Jones' roots on Showtime dramedy The United States of Tara. Knifeman, from Jones (who has a first-look deal with AMC), follows John Tattersal, an unlicensed surgeon who operates, literally and figuratively, out of his home. The show is based on Wendy Moore's biography of a similar figure, John Hunter, called The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching and the Birth of Modern Surgery. AMC traditionally only announces its pilot orders, though it does have an option on oft-developed DC Comics property Preacher , too. Meanwhile, Jason Cahill (whose Halt & Catch Fire got the go-ahead earlier this year) will write post-apocalyptic sci-fi series Galyntine, which explores a future where human beings have evolved in unusual ways “after a cataclysmic technology-induced disaster.” EPs on the project are Cahill and Greg Nicotero. The show will also be exec produced by David Zucker and Ridley Scott through Scott's Scott Free Productions. Halt & Catch Fire i s set to air next year, as is the company's other scripted original show, Turn. Galyntine and Knifeman will be considered for the 2015 season.