Former AMC Programming Director Joins Xbox Entertainment Studios

Ari Mark, the AMC Networks executive behind reality TV series The Pitch, Comic Book Men, and The Walking Dead’s tie-in talk show, The Talking Dead, has been hired by Microsoft to develop unscripted video content.

Microsoft has often-touted its new-generation console as an all-in-one media center and this move just cements the company’s push for original programming to achieve that goal. The company previously detailed video content plans for the first half of 2014, including an original series based on the Halo franchise, produced by Steven Spielberg.