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Sundance Channel is making a big move into scripted dramas this year. The network, best known as a home for indie movies and unscripted programming like "Iconoclasts," "Brick City" and "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys," has also screened international co-productions like Olivier Assayas' fantastic miniseries "Carlos" and the U.K.'s "Appropriate Adult." The network's lastest such venture is "Top of the Lake," a seven-part miniseries written and directed by the great Jane Campion and slated to premiere on March 18. Set in rural New Zealand, "Top of the Lake" finds "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss playing Robin Griffin, assigned to investigate a missing, pregnant 12-year-old girl named Tui. Peter Mullan plays the girl's father, a local drug dealer, while Holly Hunter is the head of a local women's camp. "Top of the Lake" will premiere at the Sundance Film...


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