AMC/Sundance Channel Global acquires Low Winter Sun
AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the international division of AMC Networks will debut the acclaimed scripted drama “Low Winter Sun” for Sundance Channel in Europe and Asia. The announcement was made ahead of CTAM EuroSummit ’13 by Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC/Sundance Channel Global, who will present the series in a session on independent content at the conference.
“Low Winter Sun,” which is a co-production between AMC Studios and Endemol Studios, will be available on Sundance Channel in Central and Eastern Europe, Iberia and Asia in the coming months. Tuchman commented, “We’re excited to offer another high quality drama from AMC Networks exclusively in the first window to Sundance Channel audiences in Europe and Asia. ‘Low Winter Sun’ perfectly complements our line-up of iconic programming on Sundance Channel Global, including ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Hell on Wheels’ and ‘The Walking Dead.’ Our advanced rights offering enables us to work closely with operators to provide globally renowned entertainment easily across all authenticated on demand services. We look forward to showcasing the best programming from AMC Networks, along with providing other exclusive series and independent films to audiences worldwide.”
Cathy Payne, Chief Executive of Endemol Worldwide Distribution added, “With its gripping script and brilliant cast, ‘Low Winter Sun’ is a landmark drama in Endemol’s portfolio. Having already developed a great affiliation with AMC Networks through working together on ‘Hell on Wheels,’ we’re extremely pleased to extend the relationship and bring ‘Low Winter Sun’ to audiences across Central and Eastern Europe, Iberia and Asia.”
“Low Winter Sun” stars Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty) and is executive produced by showrunner and writer Chris Mundy (“Criminal Minds,” “Cold Case”). Based on the award-winning British miniseries of the same name, it is a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. This gritty, edgy and provocative crime drama begins with an act of retribution — the murder of a dirty cop by a fellow Detroit detective, Frank Agnew (Strong). Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder sets in motion forces that will forever alter the detective’s life and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld.
Filmed on location in Detroit, “Low Winter Sun” also stars Lennie James (Lockout, “The Walking Dead”) as Joe Geddes; a Detroit detective and Agnew’s partner in crime; Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Their Eyes Were Watching God, “Castle”) as Charles Dawson, the precinct’s Lieutenant; Athena Karkanis as Dani Khalil, a precinct detective; James Ransone (“The Wire,” Sinister) as Damon Callis, the blue collar criminal at the center of Detroit’s underworld; Sprague Grayden (“24,” “Sons of Anarchy”) as Maya Callis; Damon’s hard-nosed and cold-blooded wife; Billy Lush (“Generation Kill”) as Nick Paflas, a damaged veteran who is gradually folded into Detroit’s criminal crew; and David Costabile (Lincoln, Side Effects) as Simon Boyd, an Internal Affairs investigator. In addition to Mundy, the series is co-executive produced by Dave Erickson and Rolin Jones.
Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of first run original drama and other iconic programming, award-winning and locally appealing independent films and documentaries. It is available to pay-TV operators as a standard and high definition linear television channel, VoD service and via mobile and online authenticated streaming. Additionally, select VoD program offerings are available during theatrical windows so audiences can watch films that are still in theatres from the comfort of their own homes.
In addition to Sundance Channel, AMC/Sundance Channel Global offers WE tv in Asia, a women’s lifestyle focused network featuring top industry figures in food, weddings and fashion with acclaimed series by Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray and Joe Zee, inspiring viewers with their expertise and innovation.