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AMC’s ‘Low Winter Sun’ Adds ‘Breaking Bad’ and ’24′ Alums

Low Winter Sun David Constabile
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Certainly one of the more intriguing prospects for AMC’s future comes in the form upcoming police procedural adaptation ‘Low Winter Sun,’ now that that other series is bound to make a ‘Killing‘ on another network.  We’d heard a couple of exciting casting announcements to date, from original series star and character actor Mark Strong to ‘The Walking Dead‘ cast-off Lennie James, but now throwing in one of our favorite ‘Breaking Bad‘ stars might just put it over the mark.  Who’s next for ‘Low Winter Sun?’

According to Deadline, upcoming AMC crime drama ‘Low Winter Sun’ has made a pair of prominent castings, including former ‘Breaking Bad’ star David Constabile, and ’24′ alum Sprague Grayden.

Adapted from a 2006 UK mini-series and written and executive produced by Chris Mundy (‘Criminal Minds’), the AMC drama is described as “a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption that starts with the murder of a cop by fellow Detroit detective Frank Agnew (Strong).”  Instead, the murder forever alters the detective’s life by activating forces that pull him deeper into the Detroit underworld.

Constabile will play David Westwood, an upright investigator from Internal Affairs who causes a stir among the officers, while Grayden will play the “fierce and ruthless” Elena, James Ransone’s character Damon’s wife. Elena wants to extend the family’s crime networks, reportedly.

Also cast in the series is ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Jericho’ star Lennie James, Ruben Santiago Hudson and ‘The Transporter’ star Athena Karkanis.  No details are available of James’ role, thoguh Hudson will portray Lt. George Torrance, the commander of Frank’s precinct and a 25-year veteran of the force, and Karkanis will play Dani Kahlil, a beautiful and highly intelligent detective who is a “bright light” on the force.

What say you?  Do you think Constabile and Grayden will be as memorable on ‘Low Winter Sun’ as they were on ‘Breaking Bad’ and ’24?’  Are you looking forward to the new series?  Give us your take on ‘Low Winter Sun’ in the comments below!

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