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AMC taps Ernest Dickerson to helm pilot episode of "Low Winter Sun," first actors cast

08.06.2012by: Jake Dee

A little late on this one, but hey, that's what a slow news day affords...

Back in April we let y'all know about AMC's decision to adapt British mini-series "Low Winter Sun" for American audiences. Well, we now know more...specifically who'll star and direct.

Deadline has it that Spike Lee's longtime DP, Ernest Dickerson ("The Walking Dead"), will direct the pilot of "Low Winter Sun." He'll give cues to Ruben Santiago Hudson (seen right), Athena Karkanis (below) and James Ransone, among undetermined others.

The show is described as a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption that starts with the murder of a cop by fellow Detroit detective Frank Agnew (Mark Strong). Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter that detective’s life and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld.

Hudson will play Lt. George Torrance, the commander of Frank’s precinct, a 25-year veteran of the force who has, thus far, survived the down and dirty arena of Detroit crime and politics. Karkanis will play Dani Kahlil, a beautiful and highly intelligent detective who is a “bright light” on the force.

Sound promising, especially coming from AMC!

Extra Tidbit: AMC the best mini-network or what?
Source: Deadline

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