AMC has left the worlds of 1960s New York advertising and modern-day New Mexico meth dealing, and the network's next destination is New York City's dining scene. Feed the Beast will premiere May 31, offering a dramatic look at what it takes to open a restaurant in the Big Apple. Now, we have a first look at the show thanks to this quick sneak peek.
In the series, David Schwimmer of Friends fame and Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, Cloud Atlas) play two friends, Tommy and Dion, who open an upscale Greek establishment in the Bronx. "Together, they take on the insanity of the New York restaurant world and navigate its underbelly of petty criminals, corrupt officials, and violent mobsters," according to the press release that announced the series. Feed the Beast is based on a Danish TV series called Bankerot.
AMC has been working on another food-related series too. Early last year, Hollywood Reporter revealed the network was developing a comedy series about fast-food workers set in the 1940s tentatively called Fast Boys.