Science fiction show begins with a plane crash: what an original idea!S

It worked for Lost, Fringe and a bunch of other shows. So now AMC is going with the tried-and-true "plane crashes in the first episode" model of science fiction storytelling with its first science fiction show, Line of Sight.

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Line of Sight is the creation of Blake Masters (Brotherhood, Rubicon, 2 Guns) and it's the story of Lewis Bernt, a "National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash, bringing him on a quest to discover the accident's cause. He becomes a man whose entire sense of self, his own life and the world as he knows it, completely unravels in a whirlwind of obsession and paranoia." The show is described as a unique blend of science fiction, drama and "conspiracy thriller."

Which doesn't actually sound that unique — but AMC has a great track record of launching strong drama series, so here's hoping! [via Coming Soon]