Hot on the heels of the news that AMC is resurrecting the previously-cancelled series The Killing for a third season comes word that the network has made a commitment to a new series for the upcoming season. Per THR, AMC has ordered 10 hourlong episodes of the drama Low Winter Sun. Based on the 2006 British miniseries of the same name, the series is described as “a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge, and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred.” Mark Strong, who also starred in the British miniseries, fronts the AMC show alongside Lennie James. The show will be run by executive producer Chris Mundy.
AMC is looking to add another dark police drama to its roster with Low Winter Sun, which originally aired in Britain as a miniseries in 2006. The revamped American version, which will be a co-production the Dutch Endemol Studios and AMC, will be written and executive produced by Chris Mundy (Criminal Minds). Like the series on which it will be based, this version will feature a detective who murders another detective, believing it to be the perfect crime.
In the new series, Mark Strong is likely to reprise his role of that murderous detective, Frank Agnew, with the setting moving from Edinburgh to Detroit. It will also feature James Ransone (Treme) as Damon Callis, a member of the Detroit organized crime syndicate into which Agnew will be drawn. For more on the project, hit the jump.