AMC developing Rainn Wilson alien drama, horror anthology from Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero

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Not to scare you, but AMC announced its development slate at TCA on Saturday, and it’s heavy on horror and sci-fi.

The network is working on an untitled Rainn Wilson project, in which the Office vet stars as a poly-addicted man living in the San Fernando Valley whose body is taken over by an “alien entity.” Wilson serves as an executive producer alongside Naomi Odenkirk and Marc Provissiero (Better Call Saul).

AMC is also developing a horror/sci-fi anthology series titled Shock Theater, directed by Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero. Every episode will unspool a new story but pay tribute to the B movie classics. Nicotero will serve as executive producer with Matt Lambert, Gail Berman and Joe Earley.

Another horror anthology in the works is Underbelly, executive produced by Dan Connolly (The Son), and Chris Hardwick’s production company. The show would explore the darker side of pop culture with stories “related to the fan experience, celebrity, greed, alienation, obsession, and vanity.”

Nicotero isn’t the only person with a Fear the Walking Dead connection on the development slate. Colman Domingo is executive producing In the Middle of the Street, a prospective series that was inspired by his play Dot, and follows a family in Philadelphia who “must confront old secrets in order to face the challenges of the present.”

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