Image Credit: David Gabber/Photorazzi/PR Photos; Chris Hatcher/Photorazzi/PR PhotosAMC is nearing a deal to get into business with John Lee Hancock, director of The Blind Side. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cable net is eying The Wreck, a drama that revolves around a big-name football coach at a Southern university who has one season to turn his team back into winners or he’s fired. Hancock would be among the executive producers of the pilot, which is written by Graham Gordy (The Love Guru, just pretend you didn’t know that) and Michael Fuller. What do you think?
The “coach has one last chance” scenario may sound a bit cliché, but you know, that’s what happens in sports. If the show could connect with viewers like Friday Night Lights did, they’d have a faithful audience. It will all come down to the writing and casting. Who would you like to see play the coach? Jon Hamm’s probably too young/busy. Mark Harmon, who was the starting quarterback for UCLA for two seasons in the 1970s, has that little show on CBS. Maybe this is a project to bring Kurt Russell or Kevin Costner to TV?