AMC Cancels Detroit-Based ‘Low Winter Sun’
DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - Cable network AMC says it’s canceling the low-rated “Low Winter Sun” after one 10-episode season.
The network confirmed in an email Friday that one-hour drama set and filmed in Detroit wouldn’t be renewed but had no further comment. The show debuted in August with “Breaking Bad” as its lead-in.
“Low Winter Sun” revived a two-part U.K. miniseries from 2006 and returned actor Mark Strong to the lead role as homicide detective Frank Agnew. His co-star was fellow British actor Lennie James, who played Detective Joe Geddes.
It marked Hollywood’s return to the Motor City as a place to explore crime, following the short-lived ABC drama, “Detroit 1-8-7,” from the 2010-11 season.
The show focused on one unraveling story that took viewers into the city’s criminal underworld, starting with the murder of a cop by two fellow detectives in what appears to be an act of retribution. The story unspools from there, peeling back the consequences from that act.
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