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First Look at AMC's Conspiracy Thriller 'Rubicon'

June 8, 2010 (4:25 am) GMT
An analyst at a national think tank discovers that his employers may be part of a secret society that manipulates world events on a grand scale.

In the world which appears to be going normal, a big conspiracy is brewing underneath everyone's nose. The first look at AMC's new drama thriller, "" reveals that clues and messages of conspiracy are embedded in crossword puzzles and newspaper articles.

According to the network, "Rubicon" is a conspiracy thriller set in a NYC-based government intelligence agency, API, where nothing is what it seems. The series focuses on a beleaguered analyst, Will Travers, who, faced with a shocking tragedy, begins to uncover clues that point to a complex and sinister conspiracy.

By definition, to cross the rubicon is to do something that will have extremely important effects in the future and that you cannot change.

The series is coming from Jason Horwitch, writer of the short-lived "Medical Investigation". who took part in HBO's miniseries "" leads as Travers, supported by Lili Taylor, , and Dallas Roberts among others.

The first episode airs August 1. A sneak peek of the pilot will be unveiled during the season finale of "" which airs Sunday, June 13.


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