- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
Encore is looking to star power from Grey’s Anatomy and The Walking Dead to kick off its summer.
Sandra Oh and David Morrissey will star in the cable network’s two-part crime drama Thorne, the network announced Wednesday.
In the project, which will air over two nights in June, Morrissey will play Detective Inspector Tom Thorne, who has a gritty sensibility and unhinged desire to discover killers. Oh will play Detective Sgt. Sarah McEvoy, a tough cop who’s battling a drug addiction.
STORY: AMC’s The Walking Dead’ Finds its Governor
Natascha McElhone (Californication), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) and Eddie Marsan (Snow White and the Huntsman) co-star in Thorne, which was adapted from Mark Billingham‘s best-selling novels and directed by House of Lies‘ Stephen Hopkins.
Part 1 (Thorne: Sleepyhead) will air Tuesday, June 12 at 9 p.m., with the second half (Thorne: Scaredy Cat) set for the following night at the same time.
Morrissey was cast in February as the evil villain The Governor in the upcoming third season of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Elsewhere on the network, Encore has set Sunday, May 20 for the debut of interview series Movie Talk With Peter Bart. The series will launch at 10 a.m. and move to Sunday mornings between 9-11 a.m. in subsequent weeks.
Email: Lesley.Goldberg@thr.com; Twitter: @Snoodit
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day
More from The Hollywood Reporter
‘Yellowjackets’ Creators Get Real on Season 2 Pressure, Showtime Tumult and Spinoffs: “We Have a Couple of Ideas”
‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Trailer: Stand-Up Comedian Midge Still Struggles for Career Success in Final Season
‘GOT,’ ‘Vikings’ and ‘Summertime’ Stars Join Roland Emmerich’s Gladiator Series ‘Those About to Die’