The new AMC comedy series Lodge 49 stars Wyatt Russell as Dud, a former surfer suffering through his own California nightmare following a career-ending injury and the death of his father. One fateful day, though, Dud accidentally stumbles across Lodge 49 of the Fraternal Order of the Lynx. Not only does Dud feel at home in the dilapidated Lodge 49 but he quickly comes to believe his destiny lies with the Lynx. He also becomes intrigued with the mythology behind the Lynx and its founder’s obsession with alchemy. But an unease settles over Lodge 49 as complications arise with a transition in power to Brent Jenning’s leader-in-waiting Ernie. A plumbing sales rep, Ernie finds mentoring Dud and taking advantage of the new Lynx applicant in order to pay off some of his debts. The show also stars Human's Sonya Cassidy as Dud's sister Liz and The Big Sick's Linda Emond as lodge member Connie. Lodge 49, which screened during this year’s ATX TV Festival, premieres 9 p.m. Aug. 6. Wyatt Russell, the son of Kurt Russell, previously starred in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!, Ingrid Goes West and Goon: Last of the Enforcers and will next be seen in the Ethan Hawke-directed biopic Blaze and the upcoming Fantasic Fest entry Overlord. Lodge 49 marks the first lead role in a TV series for Brent Jennings, who has appeared in such TV shows as Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, NYPD Blues, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Medium as well as the films Another 48 Hours, Honeydripper, and Moneybag. Executive producers Peter Ocko and Dan Carey discuss Lodge 49's journey to television and the world the TV series explores.
Aired: Aug. 2, 2018