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AMC is adding to its roster of original series with a 10-episode pickup for a drama called "Low Winter Sun."

The series, an adaptation of a 2006 British miniseries, stars Mark Strong ("Zero Dark Thirty," "Green Lantern," "Sherlock Holmes") as a Detroit detective who kills a fellow cop and believes he's committed the perfect crime. He hasn't, of course, and the shooting sets of a chain of consequences that drags him into the city's underbelly.

Strong also starred in the British version, which was nominated for a pair of BAFTA Awards and won a Royal Television Society honor for best drama serial.

Lennie James ("Jericho," "The Walking Dead") also stars. "Criminal Minds" writer-producer Chris Mundy wrote the pilot and will serve as showrunner. Endemol Studios and AMC are co-producing the series.

"Endemol and Chris Mundy have produced a beautiful pilot with an incredible cast led by the insanely talented Mark Strong, »

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