Thandie Newton will star in a new DirecTV cop drama series titled Rogue, as an undercover cop, who in a personal vendetta, comes face to face with a high-profile gangster, after her son is killed in a drive-by shooting.
Rogue, which will be satellite television provider DirecTV‘s first original series, and, as per the press release received today, began production today, August 22, in Vancouver, on 10 episodes of the suspense/drama.
An official synopsis has been revealed which reads:
ROGUE revolves around Grace (Newton), a morally and emotionally conflicted undercover detective 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 Jimmy (Marton Csokas), the crime boss who may have played a hand in the crime. A smart, complex, character-led thriller, the show explores loss, grief, identity, family bonds, second chances and redemption. Both Grace and Jimmy not only struggle with who they are, they also struggle with who they want to be. Both cross the line – morally, emotionally, sexually – with devastating consequences for their own lives and those around them.
A Canada-UK coproduction, Rogue is executive produced by renowned UK producer/director Nick Hamm for Greenroom Entertainment; John Morayniss and Michael Rosenberg for eOne; and Steven Marrs from Momentum Entertainment Group. Series creator Matthew Parkhill also serves as writer and supervising producer.
In addition to Newton and Csokas, the cast includes Ian Hart, Claudia Ferri, Joshua Sasse, Jonathan Holmes, Sarah Jeffrey, Ian Tracey , Jarod Joseph, Matthew Beard, and Martin Donovan.
The pilot episode is being directed by Brian Kirk (Luck, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire).
So, Thandie gets to carry a TV series; let’s see how that works out.