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AMC orders new series Broke from Dexter showrunner

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Clyde Phillips, the writer/showrunner behind hits such as Dexter and Nurse Jackie, just got a straight-to-series order from AMC. The network has picked up 10 one-hour episodes of Broke, a drama about two best friends who open a restaurant together.

Based on the Danish series Bankerot, Broke follows the two friends—one who’s a great chef, and the other, who’s the best sommelier in the city. Furthermore, one of them is in trouble with the mob, and the other is a widowed father of a teenage son.

“Clyde Phillips is a supremely talented creator we’ve known and admired for years,” AMC president Charlie Collier said in a release. “Through his work on Dexter and Nurse Jackie, 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 himself added: “Broke is unique, edgy and sexy. I can’t wait to jump in and help it evolve into a groundbreaking bit of television. More than that, I’m looking forward to continuing what’s been a remarkable partnership with Lionsgate, and starting out on an exciting new adventure with AMC.”

Broke is expected to premiere in 2016.

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