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AMC has given a straight-to-series order to new drama “Lodge 49” from Peter Ocko (“Pushing Daisies,” “The Office”), who will also serve as showrunner, Jim Gavin (“Middle Men”), Paul Giamatti (“Billions,” “Sideways”) and Dan Carey (“Outsiders,” “Hoke”). Set in Long Beach, California and created and written by Gavin, “Lodge 49” tells the story of a charming deadbeat surfer named Dud who joins a fraternal order following the death of his father as he searches for meaning in his life.
“Lodge 49 is a show that defies easy categorization. It is, at once, a show about a loveable loser, the idea that life can be magical if you look at it from the right angle, what it means to be on the fringe, and the importance of community. It’s also incredibly funny, poignant and truly entertaining” said Joel Stillerman, President of Original Programming and Development for AMC and SundanceTV. “This is a formidable creative team beginning with series creator Jim Gavin, show runner Peter Ocko, and the awesome producing team of Dan Carey and Paul Giamatti. Their passion and vision won the day, and we look forward to working with them to bring it to life.”
“Jim Gavin is a unique American storyteller and I’m thrilled that we have the opportunity to bring his honest, hilarious, and often insane vision to life,” added Peter Ocko.
Ten initial episodes of “Lodge 49” have been ordered for season one.