AMC has given a straight to series pickup to “Broke,” a drama from Clyde Phillips about two troubled friends who open a restaurant.
AMC has ordered 10 episodes of the series, targeted for debut next year. Project is based on the Danish series “Bankerot.” Lionsgate TV and AMC Studios are co-producing the project, to be exec produced by Phillips, Henrik Ruben Genz, Malene Blenkov and Piv Bernth.
“Broke” revolves around a talented chef who is in trouble with the mob and a recently widowed sommelier who is raising his teenage son. The two decide to pursue their longtime dream of opening a restaurant together despite their many personal trials.
Phillips is coming off of Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie,” which he steered as showrunner for its final three seasons. He was also a driving force behind Showtime’s “Dexter.”
“Clyde Phillips is a supremely talented creator we’ve known and admired for years,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “Clyde has repeatedly demonstrated his skill for crafting complex, flawed, yet irresistible characters, and we’re looking forward to him bringing his continued brilliance to ‘Broke.’ We’re also so happy to be partnering once again with our good friends at Lionsgate after the extraordinary journey we shared on ‘Mad Men.’ ”
Phillips, repped by CAA, described the project as “unique, edgy and sexy.”