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.
The protagonist of WE tv’s first scripted drama, The Divide, Christina Rosa, a caseworker with the Innocence Initiative is convinced that a man on death row is innocent. Terry Kucik and Jared Bankowski was convicted of the brutal murder of an affluent black family – but the man who successfully prosecuted them has everything to lose if she succeeds in exonerating them.
The Divide, from the writer of Behind the Candelabra, Richard LaGravanese, and the actor/director Tony Godlwy, of Scandal fame, is ‘an exploration of personal cost of morality, ambition, ethics, politics, and race in today’s justice system’ – with a sterling cast that includes Marin Ireland, Damon Gupton, Nia Long, Paul Schneider, Clark Peters and Joe Anderson. The eight-episode series debuts with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, July 16th (9/8C), then moves to its regular 10/9C timeslot on July 23rd. For a more detailed looks at the series, follow the jump.
WeTV has entered the scripted series arena with The Divide, written by Richard LaGravenese and executive produced by him and Tony Goldwyn. The series, about a case worker for The Innocence Initiative who delves into the case of a death row inmate she believes may be innocent, will have get a 10-episode first season premiering in 2014.
The network has three more scripted series – All American Woman, Dirty and Headhunters – in development. Details follow the jump.