One of the mailers that all 23,000 members of the Television Academy received this spring highlights programs from AMC and SundanceTV for Emmy consideration. Titled “FYC 2018,” the book includes a single DVD for voters to “sneak a peak” at four programs, as well as a code to “stream the rest” of the 17 programs that the book details. The AMC/Sundance mailer last year included six discs with episodes from all 16 programs that they were showcasing.
The episodes on the lone DVD this year are finale “We are Gone” of limited series “The Terror,” the “Who’s Your Daddy?” episode of limited series “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” the seventh episode of new drama “McMafia” and the “Goodwill” episode from the final season of drama “Halt and Catch Fire.”
These four programs have some big shoes to fill, with “Better Call Saul” taking an extending hiatus. That perennial Best Drama Series nominee was the only AMC program to have multiple episodes included on the mailer DVDs last year and the show went on to account for 10 of the network’s 13 nominations, as well as its only win, in Best Short Form Series for an online tie-in. AMC’s major player two years ago was Best Limited Series nominee “The Night Manager,” which represented 12 of AMC’s 24 nominations that year and its only two wins, in Best Movie/Limited Directing for Susanne Bier and Best Movie/Limited Music for Victor Reyes. SundanceTV last received four Emmy nominations in 2015, for Best Limited Series nominee “The Honorable Woman.”
AMC’s FYC 2018 book showcases features full spreads for the aforementioned four programs that were included on the DVD, as well as for documentary “Cold Blooded” and dramas “The Walking Dead,” “Preacher,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands,” “Hap and Leonard” and “Turn” in that order. The remainder of the book features spreads shared by informational series “Talking Dead,” short-form drama “Red Machete,” nonfiction series “Story of Science Fiction” and “Secret History of Comics,” and reality series “Ride” and “Comic Book Men.”
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