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Thoughts On Ernest Dickerson-Directed Pilot Episode Of 'Low Winter Sun' (w/ Lennie James)?

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 12, 2013 at 3:23PM

Thoughts On Ernest Dickerson-Directed Pilot Episode Of 'Low Winter Sun' (w/ Lennie James)?

Lennie James - Still From 'Low Winter Sun'
Lennie James - Still From 'Low Winter Sun'

AMC premiered its new original series Low Winter Sun last night, SundayAugust 11 at 10PM

The Ernest Dickerson-directed series stars Mark Strong, and Lennie James, with Ruben Santiago Hudson and Erika Alexander in supporting roles.

Did you watch? I have it saved to watch later on tonight, as I wasn't able to watch it when it aired last night, so I'll share my thoughts on it later.

In the meantime, however, if you caught it last night, what did you think?

According to the AMC press release on last night's ratings, Low Winter Sun debuted with a strong 2.5 million viewers.

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.

If you tuned in, and I hope you did, or will watch it later like me, please share your reactions to the first episode, in the comments section below, and let's get a conversation going.

Watch the first 5 minutes of the pilot episode below: 

This article is related to: TV News, Ernest Dickerson, Lennie James, Erika Alexander, Ruben S. Hudson, TV Features

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