Now that 'The Killing' is officially at the bottom of the lake, the race is on to provide3 AMC's next great drama, following such household names as 'The Walking Dead,' 'Breaking Bad,' and 'Mad Men.'  We've told you a bit about how upcoming crime drama 'Low Winter Sun' could potentially fill that void, but when will the series debut?  And what new stars are joining the ranks of Mark Strong and James Ransone?

Deadline is reporting today that AMC's upcoming criminal underworld drama 'Low Winter Sun' has added two more names to the ranks, bolstering an impressive roster that includes film actor (and original UK series Lead) Mark Strong.  Joining Strong, as well as newcomer James Ransone are Ruben Santiago Hudson and 'The Transporter' star Athena Karkanis.  Frequent 'The Walking Dead' and 'Dexter' director Ernest Dickerson is in talks to direct the pilot as well.

Hudson will portray Lt. George Torrance, the commander of Frank’s precinct and a 25-year veteran of the force, while Karkanis will play Dani Kahlil, a beautiful and highly intelligent detective who is a “bright light” on the force.

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.

What say you?  Is 'Low Winter Sun' shaping up to be the next great AMC drama, or will it go the way of 'The Killing?'  Give us your take in the comments!