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New dramedy 'Loaded' explores life after selling a tech startup

The AMC show set for 2017 looks at a four-man British gaming startup acquired by an American company for a life-altering amount of money.

What happens to your life and relationships when you sell your British game startup to Americans for hundreds of millions? That's the premise behind "Loaded," a new AMC dramedy set for 2017.

The eight-part series stars Jim Howick ("The Aliens"), Samuel Anderson ("Doctor Who"), Jonny Sweet ("Babylon") and Nick Helm ("Uncle") as the thirtysomething founders experiencing success and all the ways it changes their group dynamic. Mary McCormack of "The West Wing" plays the VP responsible for the acquisition. Let's hope AMC and its co-producer, UK's Channel 4 (the show was originally greenlit by Channel 4 in January 2016), skip all the hilarious jokes about women not knowing anything about games or coding.

"Loaded" is based on the Israeli show "Mesudarim" (a slang expression that translates to "set for life"). That show ran from 2006-2007.

The new show "is about friendship, ambition, gluttony, the peculiar distaste for other people's success and how money can put even lifelong friendships to the test," reads a statement from AMC.