In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogata, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
If the employees kill 30 of their own, the rest will go free; if they don’t, they are told that 60 will be killed. It’s up to them which happens.
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.