Debuting in August (with a sneak peek after the “Breaking Bad” finale), “Rubicon” will be AMC’s third original series, and it follows in the gigantic footsteps of “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” arguably the two best shows on television. The first trailer and poster are below, and I don’t want to rush to judgment, but it doesn’t look nearly as good as AMC’s other efforts.
Granted, I’ve never been one for drama about conspiracies (I blame Mel Gibson and Will Smith), but all I get out of this trailer is that James Badge Dale (Robert Leckie in “The Pacific”) starts unraveling a government secret by unlocking the mystery of a four-leaf clover. Also, there are clues from a chess game, and the guy who played the judge in “The Wire” is there. I like the cast and the precedent that AMC has set, but I’m getting dangerously close to making a fart noise here.