AMC's upcoming cop drama Low Winter Sun is sure to draw all sorts of buzz when it premieres this summer, but the network would like you to start anticipating the show now. Which should be relatively easy because they've just released the first trailer, and it looks good! Behold:
Low Winter Sun is an adaptation of the 2006 British miniseries of the same name, about a detective who murders a fellow officer and believes he's committed the perfect crime... but really his little "transgression" gets him involved with all sorts of nasty stuff having to do with the underworld of Detroit, where the series set. The show's official logline promises "a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge, and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred," and Mark Strong, who starred in the original U.K. version, reprises his role as the cop-killing cop. Lennie James (The Walking Dead, Jericho, Snatch) co-stars, and David Costabile (Breaking Bad's Gale) is also part of the cast. No premiere date has been set, but Season 1 will consist of ten one-hour episodes.
While I question AMC's decision to tout The Killing in the "From the network that brings you..." title card, I loved The Shield on FX and this sounds kind of similar and also it has Lennie James (<3 u, Lennie James!) and I will give it a shot. How 'bout you?