The AMC network greenlit another series, based on the Danish show Forbrydelson (Crime), adapted by Verna Sud (Cold Case), and with the network’s track record, it’s at least worth a look.
Following the leads of Mad Men (amazing), Breaking Bad (currently my favorite show on television for scenes like this), Rubicon (which I’m going to watch once I’m back at school and have cable again), and The Walking Dead (October can’t come soon enough), this currently untitled American version could be more icing on the cake for the network, which keeps hitting home runs with everything it produces.
The show, which stars Michelle Forbes, Billy Campbell, and Mireille Enos, follows the investigation of the murder of a young girl named Rosie Larson. One crime sets the entire series in motion. Clearly, this isn’t just another CSI procedural.
With the focus on a single crime and its Pacific Northwest locale (it takes place in Seattle), the show even has shades of Twin Peaks, although I doubt there will be any Red Rooms or mystical killer Bobs walking around. With the child crime themes and “gripping character based story,” this is also very reminiscent of Gone Baby Gone, a gut punch of a movie, but one of the most engrossing movies I’ve seen in a long time. If the show follows that film’s lead, I think AMC’s going to have another winner on its hands. Of course, they need to name it, though.