14 December 2012 1:27 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

AMC has a new scripted drama. "Low Winter Sun," one of the six projects that came through the network's annual "bake-off" in April, was given a pilot order in may. Today, the channel announced it was picking up the crime show to series for a first season of ten hour-long episodes. "Low Winter Sun" is an adaptation of a 2006 UK miniseries of the same name written by Simon Donald and starring Mark Strong ("Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy," "Zero Dark Thirty") and Brian McCardie. Strong will be returning for the American series, which co-stars Lennie James (“The Walking Dead,” “Snatch”) and is written by Chris Mundy (co-creator of the short-lived "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior"), who'll as serve as executive producer and showrunner. The series is a co-production between Endemol Studios and AMC Studio. The original series was set in Edinburgh -- the...


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