"AMC is expanding its development slate, adding drama projects about diamond dealers and a mysterious magician to the roster.
"Carter Beats the Devil," penned by Wesley Strick ("Mission: Impossible 2"), is based on the fanciful novel about 1920s magician Charles Carter and his role in the death of President Warren Harding. "Ice," written by Christian Darren ("Hustle: The Pete Rose Story"), revolves around a family in New York's diamond district.
The two projects mark a new round of development at the cabler, which has quickly made waves in the original series world thanks to critically acclaimed entries "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad."
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