7 items from 2013
Episodes: 10 (hour)
TV show dates: August 11, 2013 -- October 6, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
A contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption, this drama begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Initially, it seems to be the perfect crime. Ultimately, the murder pulls him into the heart of the Detroit underworld.
Homicide detective Frank Agnew (Mark Strong) is used to taking on his own burden and the burdens of others. Haunted by a tragedy in his recent past, Frank is vengeful when his new love is abruptly taken from him by a corrupt associate. Although he's usually straightforward, Frank allows his »
AMC is hoping that enough Breaking Bad viewers will stick around to make Low Winter Sun a ratings hit as well. Are they right or wrong? Will the new show end up being cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
Low Winter Sun revolves around a straight-laced cop (Mark Strong) and his partner (Lennie James) who murder a fellow officer and try to make it look like a suicide. Complications ensue. The cast also includes James Ransone, Sprague Grayden, Athena Karkanis, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, David Costabile, and Billy Lush.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically on Tuesdays.
Update: AMC has cancelled the show after one season. »
In 2006, Britain's Channel 4 aired a dark two-part TV movie called "Low Winter Sun" starring Mark Strong ("Zero Dark Thirty," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") as one of two police officers in Edinburgh, Scotland, who conspire to murder a fellow officer and then discover that nothing is as it seems.
Starting Sunday, Aug. 11, AMC airs a 10-episode American adaptation of "Low Winter Sun" set in in the former industrial titan of Detroit.
Strong reprises his role as Detective Frank Agnew; Lennie James ("Jericho," "The Walking Dead") plays his partner in crime, Detective Joe Geddes. Also starring are James Ransone, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Sprague Grayden, Athena Karkanis, Billy Lush and David Costabile; Erika Alexander has a recurring role.
Ironically, along with Strong playing an American, the British-born James continues his run of American TV roles. Playing a police detective and former Jesuit seminarian who turns to the dark side intrigued him.
"I like his history, »
Smells Like Screen Spirit & AMC invite you to RSVP for passes to our special advance screenings of Low Winter Sun Monday, July 29, 2013 at 7:00Pm in Atx, & Shreveport, La. LowWinterSon Synopsis: Set in Detroit, “Low Winter Sun” is a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. This gritty, edgy and provocative crime drama begins with an act of retribution -- the murder of a dirty cop by two fellow Detroit detectives, Frank Agnew (Strong) and Joe Geddes (James). Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter Agnew’s life, and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. The series is based on the 2006 award-winning British two-part mini-series of the same name written by Simon Donald and produced by Tiger Aspect Productions (an Endemol Company). Created by: Chris Mundy Starring: Mark Strong, »
- Dave Campbell
AMC will partner with Art House Convergence to offer sneak peek screenings of the first episode of the network's upcoming drama series "Low Winter Sun" in select theaters nationwide on July 29. Chris Mundy ("Criminal Minds," "Cold Case") serves as writer, executive producer and showrunner of the series, which is adapted from a British miniseries. Set in Detroit, "Low Winter Sun" is a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. The ensemble cast includes Mark Strong ("Zero Dark Thirty," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), Lennie James ("The Walking Dead"), James Ransone ("The Wire"), Ruben Santiago-Hudson ("American Gangster," "Castle"), Sprague Grayden ("Paranormal Activity"), Athena Karkanis ("Supernatural"), Billy Lush ("Generation Kill") and David Costabile ("Breaking Bad"). "Low Winter Sun" is a co-production between Endemol Studios and AMC Studios. Read...
- Madeline Raynor
It is very difficult not to feel sorry for Norman (Dan Byrd). His mother died in a car accident; his father (Richard Jenkins) has opted to forgo further treatment for stomach cancer. Norman is left juggling his life as a teenager in high school with his life as the sole caretaker for his dying father. This is a lot of stress for an emotionally fragile teenager and Norman has decided not to tell anyone at school about his father's rapidly deteriorating health. With no one to confide in (or vent to) about his situation, it is no surprise when Norman snaps at his best friend (Billy Lush); but instead of explaining his situation at home -- which, it seems, Norman finds embarrassing -- Norman exclaims that he is dying of stomach cancer. Whether or not this is a simple slip of the tongue or a purposeful plea for attention and sympathy, »
- Don Simpson
Freestyle Digital Media has announced that they have acquired all DVD and VOD rights to “Norman.” the critically-acclaimed film, directed by Jonathan Segal, stars Emily VanCamp, Dan Byrd, Richard Jenkins, Adam Goldberg and Billy Lush. The film was the previous winner of the Silver Hugo New Directors Competition at the Chicago International Film Festival. You can look for “Norman” on DVD and VOD on May 7. “Norman is a life-affirming film with wonderful performances and excellent reviews,” Susan Jackson, CEO of Fdm, said. “The film has real heart and we are delighted to be working with such a talented young cast and director.” Segal also added, “Freestyle emphatically connected with [ Read More ]
7 items from 2013
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