DirecTV is launching its own original drama series starting with a 10-episode drama “Rogue” starring Thandie Newton as an undercover cop who takes on a gangster after her son is killed in a drive-by shooting. You could join us at the red carpet premiere at the Arclight in Hollywood on Tuesday, March 26th. Win a pair of tickets to see Episode 1 & 2 before anyone else here!
Grace (Newton) is morally and emotionally 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.
This marks the first series regular role for Newton, who has been heavily pursued for pilots and series in the past, and whose credits include a television arc on ER and films such as Crash and The Pursuit of Happyness. 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. DirecTV previously picked up Damages and Friday Night Lights and this marks a turn toward original programming. The network is not the first non -traditional TV distributor to greenlight original series in at attempt to compete with cable’s HBO and Showtime series. (Think Netflix- who ordered three series including David Fincher’s House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey, Eli Roth’s Hemlock Grove starring Famke Janssen and Jenji Kohan’s Orange is the New Black.)
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The contest starts now and ends on Sunday, March 24th at 11:59PM PST. One winner will be selected at random and contacted via email.
Watch the trailer for Rogue here.