Murder, deception, revenge and corruption that starts with the murder of a cop by fellow Detroit detective, Frank Agnew.

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Chris Mundy
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Series cast summary:
Mark Strong ...  Frank Agnew 10 episodes, 2013
Lennie James ...  Joe Geddes 10 episodes, 2013
James Ransone ...  Damon Callis 10 episodes, 2013
Sprague Grayden ...  Maya Callis 10 episodes, 2013
Athena Karkanis ...  Dani Khalil 10 episodes, 2013
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ...  Charles Dawson 10 episodes, 2013
David Costabile ...  Simon Boyd 10 episodes, 2013
Billy Lush ...  Nick Paflas 10 episodes, 2013
Nickola Shreli ...  Gus 9 episodes, 2013
Terrence c Ward Terrence c Ward ...  Uniformed Officer 9 episodes, 2013
Joseph Kathrein ...  Steven 8 episodes, 2013
Alon Aboutboul ...  Alexander Skelos 7 episodes, 2013
Trevor Long ...  Sean Foster / ... 7 episodes, 2013
Mickey Sumner ...  Katia 6 episodes, 2013
James Harvey Ward ...  Michael 6 episodes, 2013
Ryan Destiny ...  April Geddes 6 episodes, 2013
L. Scott Caldwell ...  Violet Geddes 5 episodes, 2013
Kimberly J. Brown ...  Shana Taylor 5 episodes, 2013
James Martinez ...  Det. John Hernandez / ... 5 episodes, 2013
Nicholas Vukasovich ...  Skelos' Driver 5 episodes, 2013
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A contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption that starts with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter that detective's life and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld.

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Good Man. Cop. Killer.

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Crime | Drama

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During the series whenever a character mentions preferring 'American' or 'Lafayette' Coneys they are referring to a kind of all beef hot dog topped with meat chili, white onions and yellow mustard which local to Detroit and has its origins there. See more »

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Remake of Low Winter Sun (2006) See more »

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Too many reasons to prefer the UK version thus far
12 August 2013 | by witness-7See all my reviews

There have been some solid American remakes of UK TV shows: All in the Family to Life on Mars. But there's also shows like "Coupling" too. This series seems to fit somewhere in the middle.

On the plus side, the acting isn't bad. The storyline has its multiple levels: it doesn't dumb itself down for the audience. And Detroit is an excellent choice of settings for this US remake.

On the negatives: my kingdom for a steady-cam. Are directors so infantile as to still believe the tired trope from Hill Street Blues that the more amateurish the guy holding the camera, the more it's supposed to feel like a documentary. Fail #1.

Fail #2: good directors make you care about the characters involved and some of the storyline before the blood and guts come out and create a visceral reaction. Unfortunately, this show opted straight for the violence as a cloying attempt to capture you're interest immediately -- except that it's performed on characters you know nothing about and have zero investment with. Maybe if I was 7 years old, but not as an adult.

Fail #3: the best dark shows often have comedic elements -- even if it's dark comedy -- to lighten up the pace. But this show is written with no redeeming moments -- no mood lighteners, no dark humor, no cracks. As such, it's a bit like listening to a 60-minute bass solo. Maybe you love bass, but it loses it's strength if that's all you get all the time. Darkness just has more impact when you get a reminder of the light once in a while. There is no light in this show.

Fail #4: Closing scenes where the actors emote to the soundtrack. Cheesy to the extreme.


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AMC TV [United States]

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Release Date:

2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Low Winter Sun See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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