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AMC reveals a trailer for new crime series Low Winter Sun starring Mark Strong

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AMC has a spotless track record when it comes to scripted series. From MAD MEN to BREAKING BAD to THE WALKING DEAD and even THE KILLING, HELL ON WHEELS, and RUBICON, the network has proven they want to provide the highest quality when it comes to dramatic television. With BREAKING BAD wrapping up this summer, what will the network bring us to satiate our hunger for a quality show?

This new trailer for the series LOW WINTER SUN is an excellent sign of things to come. The series is based on a British mini-series that starred Mark Strong. AMC couldn't find anyone better for the role, so Strong reprises his role, this time updated to an American setting. Also starring the great Lennie James, LOW WINTER SUN is not your average cop show. Instead, it seems to draw more from the FX series THE SHIELD in giving us a look at the seedier side of law enforcement.

Here's a synopsis:

The Endemol/AMC Studios production stars Mark Strong and Lennie James and begins with the murder of a Detroit cop by a fellow detective. Unlike the network’s hit The Walking Dead, the guy doesn’t come back to life, and the seemingly perfect crime activates forces that will forever alter the detective’s life, pulling him into the heart of the Detroit underworld.

Getting an entire series starring Mark Strong is awesome in itself. Showrunner Chris Mundy has worked previously on formulaic shows like COLD CASE and CRIMINAL MINDS, but this looks to be a lot darker. We need a new ant-hero to take the place of Walter White. Hopefully this will be it.

LOW WINTER SUN premieres this summer on AMC.

Source: Deadline

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3:34AM on 03/22/2013
I don't get the love for Mark Strong. Seems to be a nice guy, but acting wise? He did A LOT of crappy movies.
And this looks mediocre at best...
I don't get the love for Mark Strong. Seems to be a nice guy, but acting wise? He did A LOT of crappy movies.
And this looks mediocre at best...
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11:42PM on 03/21/2013

How dare you.

"AMC couldn't find anyone better to replace Mark Strong."

That's because it's Mark Fucking Strong. There is NO ONE better. I was going to give you crap for lack of due diligence in research on this point, but then I remembered that this is a universally accepted fact. You must have momentarily forgotten this. I can forgive that, but I'm not sure if Mark Strong will. Better check under your bed tonight, kiddo. And for the rest of your life (just to be safe). Or rather, the rest of the life
"AMC couldn't find anyone better to replace Mark Strong."

That's because it's Mark Fucking Strong. There is NO ONE better. I was going to give you crap for lack of due diligence in research on this point, but then I remembered that this is a universally accepted fact. You must have momentarily forgotten this. I can forgive that, but I'm not sure if Mark Strong will. Better check under your bed tonight, kiddo. And for the rest of your life (just to be safe). Or rather, the rest of the life that Mark Strong will allow you to have.

Regardless, this looks intriguing, and it's always nice to see Sol. "It's a fucking anti-aircraft gun, Vincent."
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10:44PM on 03/21/2013
It's because of Mark Strong that I'm started to have some interest in this new series.
It's because of Mark Strong that I'm started to have some interest in this new series.
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10:37PM on 03/21/2013
Mark Strong is a BAMF
Mark Strong is a BAMF
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7:48PM on 03/21/2013
Maybe it's just the way they cut the trailer, but this looks generic and cheesy to no end. This looks like self-conscious grit, by-the-numbers all the way. Until I hear or see otherwise, I'm gonna guess this isn't worth anybody's time and will go the way of the Dodo bird rather quickly.
Maybe it's just the way they cut the trailer, but this looks generic and cheesy to no end. This looks like self-conscious grit, by-the-numbers all the way. Until I hear or see otherwise, I'm gonna guess this isn't worth anybody's time and will go the way of the Dodo bird rather quickly.
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5:09PM on 03/21/2013
This looks great. Strong and James are phenomenal actors. Although guess this means James wont be reprising his Morgan character anytime soon on Walking Dead.
This looks great. Strong and James are phenomenal actors. Although guess this means James wont be reprising his Morgan character anytime soon on Walking Dead.
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4:56PM on 03/21/2013
Hopefully this won't be a procedural.
Hopefully this won't be a procedural.
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3:22PM on 03/21/2013
Awesome news.....but a little disappointed because if this takes off its almost a certainty he won't get a role on Game Of Thrones.....where I think it would fit in amazingly! Any role, but paticularly The Red Viper.
Awesome news.....but a little disappointed because if this takes off its almost a certainty he won't get a role on Game Of Thrones.....where I think it would fit in amazingly! Any role, but paticularly The Red Viper.
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3:11PM on 03/21/2013

Let's Just Hope...

... That AMC doesn't fu*king alienate the talent involved with this awesome looking show like it has with all it's other series. This does looks badass, btw.
... That AMC doesn't fu*king alienate the talent involved with this awesome looking show like it has with all it's other series. This does looks badass, btw.
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4:36PM on 03/21/2013
Has AMC alienated Vince Gilligan and Matthew Wiener? Or are you just referring to The Walking Dead's musical chairs game?
Has AMC alienated Vince Gilligan and Matthew Wiener? Or are you just referring to The Walking Dead's musical chairs game?
7:06PM on 03/21/2013
Yes, I am referring to The Walking Dead and yes, they have alienated Vince Gilligan and Matthew Weiner. Mad Men's last season was delayed a year because of AMC's contract negotiation tactics and Braking Bad is ending sooner than Gilligan wanted because of production costs that are "too high" for AMC executives. So, the only way AMC will not fu*k with LOW WINTER SUN is if it is a failure. Otherwise they will troll it much the way you troll'd me.
Yes, I am referring to The Walking Dead and yes, they have alienated Vince Gilligan and Matthew Weiner. Mad Men's last season was delayed a year because of AMC's contract negotiation tactics and Braking Bad is ending sooner than Gilligan wanted because of production costs that are "too high" for AMC executives. So, the only way AMC will not fu*k with LOW WINTER SUN is if it is a failure. Otherwise they will troll it much the way you troll'd me.
9:01PM on 03/21/2013
I asked you a question. That hardly counts as trolling in my book. Walking Dead has CHANGED SHOWRUNNERS. Neither of their other two fan-favorites have. So I didn't know.
I asked you a question. That hardly counts as trolling in my book. Walking Dead has CHANGED SHOWRUNNERS. Neither of their other two fan-favorites have. So I didn't know.
1:34PM on 03/22/2013
It is not that they've "changed show-runners" of The Walking Dead. It's that they've FIRED the show-runners of The Walking Dead. Firstly, they fired the person responsible for shepherding the project from comic to TV (Frank Darabont). That's not unheard of. But to fire an Academy Award nominated writer/director that the fans LOVE? That's ballsy. And it sends a message, especially to fans, that AMC is calling the shots. Now they've fired the replacement that they got in the first place. Whether
It is not that they've "changed show-runners" of The Walking Dead. It's that they've FIRED the show-runners of The Walking Dead. Firstly, they fired the person responsible for shepherding the project from comic to TV (Frank Darabont). That's not unheard of. But to fire an Academy Award nominated writer/director that the fans LOVE? That's ballsy. And it sends a message, especially to fans, that AMC is calling the shots. Now they've fired the replacement that they got in the first place. Whether or not you liked what Mazzarra did, he did mange to keep the momentum of the show going generating the highest ratings of basic cable TV. And his reward for keeping the show going at the same standard set by Darabont? A pink slip! AMC are penny pinching punks that want to micromanage all their "good" shows. But, I've heard that Mazzara was fired at the request of Kirkman sooooo AMC may just be getting the blame. Then again, AMC doesn't have a good track record with their shows. It could be a combination of both really. My apologies for the troll dig. I thought you were being facetious.
2:49PM on 03/21/2013
Mark Strong jumping to the small screen? This I can get behind. The man has great prescene.
Mark Strong jumping to the small screen? This I can get behind. The man has great prescene.
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