The beautiful Thandie Newton (Crash, The Pursuit of Happiness) will be in Vancouver filming her new DirecTV drama series Rogue, produced by eOne Entertainment.
“Rogue” revolves around a morally and emotionally conflicted cop, Grace (Newton), who is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. Grace’s search for the truth is further complicated by her forbidden relationship with the crime boss who may have played a hand in the crime.
“There’s an excitement in the hallways of DirecTV as Rogue will be the first original series on the Audience Network that will be built from the ground up with the specific goal to provide DirecTV customers with a premium entertainment experience they can’t get anywhere else,” said Chris Long, svp entertainment and production, DirecTV.
It is the first scripted UK-Canada co-production since the television group’s recent expansion in Europe with the relocation of President eOne Television International, Peter Emerson to eOne’s London office. Earlier this year, the company announced its plans to broaden its distribution network, attain greater access to premium television content from around the globe, and source major co-production opportunities in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
“Rogue is a powerful drama which represents a new model for the entertainment industry by opening up maximum creative opportunities to assemble a stellar international cast led by Thandie Newton and topline writing and creative talent. Our launch of ROGUE in less than a year since I forged a partnership with Momentum Entertainment Group is a testament to the results-driven team behind this project,” said Nick Hamm of Greenroom Entertainment.
The highly anticipated series will include English actor Ian Hart (HBO’s Luck) to co-star opposite Thandie Newton, and Marton Csokas (Lord of The Rings, Dream House) who will play the crime boss.
Personally, I’m excited to see how this project will turn out. Not only does it have a great cast, but a great script. Thandie Newton is a great actress who always develops her characters with depth and emotion. Marton Csokas is always great as the “bad guy” and I’m sure he will do his role justice.
Rogue’s 10-episode production begins filming today in Vancouver (August 20th) and will continue to film until December 4th, 2012 with a set release for June 2013. The series is set to air on The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada.
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Image: Thandie Newton via IMDB