The Divide (Wednesdays, 9/8C), We tv’s first original scripted drama gets its two-hour premiere on July 16th. The series explores ‘the personal cost of morality, ambition, ethics, politics, and race in today’s justice system.’
The series opens with the events of the murder of an affluent black family by two white, construction workers being called into question – and the turmoil that ensues on every level of society: personal, racial, governmental.
For further details, check out the press release after the jump.
Anyone who has seen Lynda LaPlante’s Prime Suspect might wonder how NBC, an American broadcast network, could possibly pull off an adaptation where there could be no nudity, no cussing and considerably less all-around nastiness. To them , I need only saw two things: Homicide: Life on the Streets, and Peter Berg [Friday Night Lights – the movie and the TV series].
The Prime Suspect [NBC, Thursdays, 10/9C] trailer and other videos from nbc.com show a willingness to embrace the tone and intelligence of the original and Maria Bello definitely fits the role of Jane Timoney. Check out five more videos after the jump.