AMC Readies Two New Original Series
'Low Winter Sun' and untitled legal drama get pilot approval
By Kenny Herzog May 4, 2012 9:35AM
Remember that bet you had going 20 years ago about how the villain from "Ghost" would eventually produce and direct a high-stakes legal drama for AMC? Well, it's time to finally cash in your earnings. According to Hollywood Reporter and several other sources, Tony Goldwyn (who's actually a direct descendant of legendary Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn), along with partner Richard LaGravenese, will be at the helm of an as-yet-untitled pilot for the network. It's one of two new shows AMC has announced, the other being an American adaptation of BBC hit "Low Winter Sun," which is being written as we speak by "Criminal Minds" honcho Chris Mundy.
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The original "Low Winter Sun" was about a bloodthirsty cop who thought he was above the law. The stateside reprise is expected to follow similar themes of corruption and moral ambiguity. Meanwhile, all we know about the title-less Goldwyn/LaGravenese project is that it will center on a DA who finds new evidence to warrant re-opening a controversial murder case. And that LaGravenese is a very difficult name to type without misspelling.
We'll be sure to provide more info on premiere dates and such as it comes along, and in the meantime, feel free to relive Goldwyn's "Ghost"-ly death at the hands of Patrick Swayze here.
May 7, 2012 6:03PM
Since Low Winter Sun is an American adaption to a UK show, the American producers will Americanize and sanitize it for the prudish American audiences.
May 4, 2012 9:42AM
Wow, Low Winter Sun sounds like a very original concept. Maybe Michael Chiklis can star in it.
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