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Trailer Watch: Jane Campion's Gorgeous, Twisty Mystery Series 'Top of the Lake,' Starring Elisabeth Moss

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 25, 2013 at 1:09PM

Check out the U.K. trailer for Jane Campion's brilliantly unsettling mystery mini-series "Top of the Lake," premiering March 18 on the Sundance Channel. Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") toplines as a tough young Kiwi detective investigating the disappearance of a local pregnant pre-teen in backwoods New Zealand.
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Elisabeth Moss and David Wenham in "Top of the Lake"
Elisabeth Moss and David Wenham in "Top of the Lake"

Check out the UK trailer for Jane Campion's brilliantly unsettling mystery mini-series "Top of the Lake," premiering March 18 on the Sundance Channel. Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") toplines as a tough young Kiwi detective investigating the disappearance of a local pregnant pre-teen in backwoods New Zealand.

The stellar ensemble cast includes Holly Hunter (who won the Best Actress Oscar starring in Campion's 1993 Best Picture nominee "The Piano"), Peter Mullan ("Tyrannosaur") and David Wenham ("Lord of the Rings").

The original series debuted earlier this year at the Sundance and Berlinale film festivals. It is executive produced and co-written by Campion (our TOH! interview is here), who also directed the premiere episode.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.