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Alex Russell To Lead AMC's "Galyntine"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday June 24th 2014 05:48PM

"Chronicle" and "Carrie" actor Alex Russell has scored the starring role in AMC and Scott Free's upcoming drama pilot "Galyntine".

The fantasy-action adventure series is set in a postapocalyptic future without technology where a band of survivors is forced to adapt to isolation and the challenges of their new world.

Russell plays Roman, an orphan who was unofficially adopted by his best friend Aethys’ family. He hopes to marry Aethys’ sister Essyn to make his membership in the family official.

A very public victory appears to cement his status as a future leader of the colony, but a twist of fate (and a betrayal) set him on a different, more dangerous path. Catherine Dent and Charlotte D'Ambroise also star.

David Mackenzie ("Starred Up," "Young Adam") will direct the pilot and executive produce alongside Greg Nicotero. Jason Cahill ("Halt and Catch Fire") penned the pilot.

Russell will next be seen at the end of the year in Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken".

Source: Deadline

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