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WGN picks up 3 new shows
WGN has picked up the rights to air three more shows, Swedish drama, 100 Code, which stars late Micahel Nyqvist; Shoot the Messenger, and Pure.
New York. Stockholm. Young, blonde and blue-eyed women have been turning up dead in fields of flowers. Through a special dispensation from the NYPD, Detective Tommy Conley (Dominic Monaghan) is permitted to observe and advise the Stockholm PD. Upon arrival in Sweden, he is paired with Mikael Eklund (Michael Nyqvist) a by-the-book Swedish cop with an aversion to American culture. Both hate each other, but the two are quickly forced to resolve their differences as the mysterious killings continue. As the web of shocking murders continues, Conley and Eklund are led down a path of no return in their hunt for the vicious killer.
Developed by Academy Award winner Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), 100 Code is produced by 100 Code AB & Zen Productions in association with Fabrik Entertainment, Red Arrow International and Strix Drama for Kanal 5 and Sky Deutschland. 100 Code is distributed worldwide by Red Arrow International and has sold to more than 100 territories including the U.K. (Sky Atlantic), Italy (Mediaset) and Scandinavia (HBO Nordics).
Shoot the Messenger
A gritty political-crime thriller centering on the complex relationships between crime reporters and the police, Shoot the Messenger follows Daisy Channing (Elyse Levesque), a young reporter trying to balance a messy personal life with a burgeoning career. Things begin to go sideways for Daisy when she witnesses a murder she thinks is gang related, only to find herself slowly drawn into an interconnected web of criminal and illicit sexual activity that reaches into the corridors of corporate and political power. It’s the kind of story that will destroy lives, including those of her own family. With help from her editor Mary Foster (Alex Kingston), co-worker Simon Olenski (Lucas Bryant), and lead homicide detective Kevin Lutz (Lyriq Bent), Daisy uncovers a cover-up so scandalous it could bring down the government.
Shoot the Messenger is produced by Jennifer Holness and Victoria Woods for Hungry Eyes Film & Television in association with CBC Television and ITV Studios Global Entertainment. It was co-created by Holness and Sudz Sutherland, who also serves as lead director on the series.
Puretakes viewers deep inside a closed, secretive subculture through the eyes of a conflicted, good-hearted man trying to protect his family and preserve his faith. Inspired by true events, Pure is the journey of Noah Funk — the newly elected Mennonite pastor who is determined to rid his community of the scourge of drugs and its nefarious ties to a transborder smuggling alliance with ruthless Mexican cocaine cartels. But just when he thinks he's won, he’s thrust headlong into a desperate world of violence, greed, and betrayal. Ryan Robbins, Alex Paxton-Beesley, A.J. Buckley and Rosie Perez star.
Pure is produced by Two East Productions and Cineflix. It was created and written by Michael Amo and directed by Ken Girotti, who exec produce along with Brett Burlock, Peter Emerson and David MacLeod. Cineflix Rights has the exclusive worldwide distribution rights. WGN America will be the exclusive U.S. TV home for the first season. Pure previously premiered on Canada’s CBC and the first season is now streaming on Hulu.
8/8/2017, 3:06 pm
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