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Behind The Scenes Of AMC's Upcoming Series 'Low Winter Sun' (Lennie James, Ernest Dickerson)

by Tambay A. Obenson
July 25, 2013 10:30 AM
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Lennie James - Still From 'Low Winter Sun'
Lennie James - Still From 'Low Winter Sun'

AMC has set the set the premiere date for its new original series Low Winter Sun for SundayAugust 11 at 10PM

The Ernest Dickerson-directed pilot episode certainly impressed them enough, because AMC went on to order a 10-episode season for the new crime drama series, which stars Mark Strong, and Lennie James, with Ruben Santiago Hudson and Erika Alexander in supporting roles.

As a recap... the series will center on...

A contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred, "Low Winter Sun" begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter the detective's life, and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld.

The show is expected to especially emphasize its racial themes.

In my recent interview with Dickerson, he called it a really dark police story involving murder, deception, betrayal and more that make for some really good drama. 

As we already reported, Lennie James plays a character who is described as "part cop, part perp" to Mark Strong's corrupt detective Frank, who murders his partner, thinks he's committed the perfect crime, but in reality, not quite so. And then shit hits the fan!

Ruben Santiago Hudson plays the commander of the police precinct, a 25-year veteran of the force who has, thus far, survived the down and dirty arena of Detroit crime and politics.

Erika Alexander plays Louise “LC” Cullen, who's described as a strong and intimidating cop who is completely matter-of-fact and straightforward in everything she does.

The series is based on the dark 2006 British crime drama miniseries of the same name.

In the video below, starring cast and crew talk about their characters, the series, what audiences can expect from the series, and more. The 5-minute clip also includes lots of footage from the upcoming series:

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  • Screen Nation | July 26, 2013 7:51 AMReply

    This is a winner all the way! The talent, the director, the genre, the themes, the setting, everything... Its only a shame the UK didnt keep pushing with this first time around, but now with Lennie as one of the lead characters we might get to see what a darker 'Luther' might look like. Truly excited and cannot wait!

  • Afrostyling | July 25, 2013 11:03 AMReply

    Mark Strong and Lennie James = Perfection. Will be tuning in.

  • Afrostyling | July 25, 2013 11:04 AM

    Plus Erika Alexander aka Maxine Shaw!!

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