DirecTV Orders Cop Drama Series 'Rogue'
Thandie Newton will star in the eOne/Greenroom Entertainment project set to premiere next summer.
DirecTV is making a play for Rogue.
The satellite cable provider has ordered 10 episodes for the original cop drama series starring Mission Impossible 2 and Crash's Thandie Newton. From Entertainment One Television (eOne) and Greenroom Entertainment, the new series marks DirecTV's first drama project produced exclusively for its customers. Rogue follows in the footsteps of dramas Friday Night Lights and Damages, which aired on broadcast and cable networks before making the jump to DirecTV.
"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.
Rogue centers on 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 role in the crime.
Production on Rogue will begin in August to premiere in summer 2013 on DirecTV's Audience Network.
Executive producers include Nick Hamm, John Morayniss, Michael Rosenberg and Steven Marrs. Creator Matthew Parkhill will write and serve as supervising producer. Rogue will also air in Canada on Astral's The Movie Network and Corus' Movie Central.