Thandie Newton has a new upcoming cop drama series titled Rogue, which will debut on DirecTV in 2013. The series stars the actress as an undercover cop, who goes toe to toe with a dangerous gangster, after her only son is killed in a drive-by shooting.
While being interviewed by Canadian paper, The Province, the series’s creator Matthew Parkhill, discussed the film’s content. Mentioning that since Rogue would be broadcast on DirecTV, as rival competitors to HBO and Showtime, the show would have to contain a bunch of nudity and plenty of violence. Which probably isn’t a bad idea for a targeted audience.
“This is a very dark show,” Parkhill says. “You’ve got fairly full-on sex, fairly full-on violence. Those are things you can do in that world of American cable shows that you can’t really do on the BBC.”
The official synopsis for Rogue 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.
Rogue will be DirecTV’s first original series and it is slated to air sometime in 2013. More details on the drama coming soon…