Is Low Winter Sun the Next Great AMC Series?

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March 21 2013 2:47 PM

Is This the Next Great AMC Series?

Low Winter Sun, which will premiere this summer—around the time that Breaking Bad is wrapping up—stars Mark Strong as a detective who looks for revenge after the death of his partner, and apparently ends up on the wrong side of the law. It’s an adaptation of a BBC movie, which, curiously, also starred Mark Strong.

On the one hand, this is pretty well trod territory for prestige cable dramas—the police department setting, the sympathetic antihero who’s done dirty deeds—and it seems like this should be a miniseries. On the other hand, moving the story to Detroit and building it around the seemingly tense relationship between a black cop and a white one holds some real dramatic promise.

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I’m looking forward to it, anyway.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

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