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WGN America Sets Premiere Date for Religious Crime Drama Pure!

Pure – Key Art courtesy of WGN America.

The insular world of the Mennonite community and the double life that one pastor must adopt to protect his family from a crime syndicate is the setting for WGN America’s new crime series Pure.

Pure – based on the real life Mennonite Mob – is set to premiere on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 (10/9C). Check out the trailer below.

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WGN America Announces Premiere Date for The Disappearance!

WGN America’s six-part event series The Disappearance – starring Emmy® winner Peter Coyote, Camille Sullivan and Aden Young – centers around the sudden disappearance of a 10-year-old boy that shakes a close-knit community to its core.

The Disappearance will premiere on Thursday, July 12th. The series description follows.

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WGN Sets Premiere Date for International Crime Thriller 100 Code!

100 Code is a tense crime thriller that follows the hunt for a serial killer who targets young, blonde and blue-eyed women, found dead in fields of flowers.

The series stars Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as NYPD Detective Tommy Conley and the late Michael Nyqvist (John Wick, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as by-the-book Swedish detective Mikael Eklund. Despite despising each other, they have to work together as the killings continue.

100 Code premieres on WGN America on Tuesday, May 19th (10/9C). Check out the trailer below.

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Nobody Shot at Me: Shoot the Messenger First Look Video!

Shoot the Messenger – (L-R) Detective Kevin Lutz (Lyriq Bent), Simon Olenski (Lucas Bryant), Mary Foster (Alex Kingston) and Daisy Channing (Elyse Levesque) – Photo courtesy of WGN America.

Centering on the complex relationships between crime reporters and the police, “Shoot the Messenger” follows Daisy Channing (Elyse Levesque), a young reporter trying to balance a messy personal life with a burgeoning career. Things begin to go sideways for Daisy when she witnesses a murder she thinks is gang related.

WGN America has released a first look video in which series creator Jennifer Holness and the show’s stars introduce the characters and basic plot.

Shoot the Messenger premieres on Monday, February 26th (10/9C).

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Happy Murderous New Year: Murder, She Wrote Premires on WGN America on New Year’s Day!

Today, WGN America announced the acquisition of “Murder She Wrote,” the classic crime drama starring six-time Golden Globe® winner, Angela Lansbury, set to launch on the network Monday, January 1 at 9:00am ET / 8:00am CT.

Kicking-off with the first four episodes from season one, and airing all 265 episodes throughout the 2018 year, the series follows mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher (Lansbury).

Murder She Wrote episodes will air in chronological order, every weekday at 12:00pm-3:00pm ET / 11:00am-2:00pm CT.

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Connection to Murder Trailer: Shoot the Messenger!

Shoot the Messenger – Daisy Channing (Elyse Levesque) and Lucas Bryant (Simon Olenski) – Photo courtesy of WGN America.

WGN America has released a teaser trailer for the limited series, “Shoot the Messenger,” which is slated to premiere early 2018. The eight-part, one-hour series stars Elyse Levesque (“Orphan Black”) as Daisy Channing, Lyriq Bent (“The Book of Negroes”) as Kevin Lutz, Lucas Bryant (“Haven”) as Simon Olenski and Alex Kingston (“Doctor Who,” “ER”) as Mary Foster.

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Prime Crime Trailers: WGN America Adds 100 Code, Shoot the Messenger and Pure To Its Prime Crime Lineup!

L to R: Dominic Monaghan as Tommy Conley and the late Michael Nyqvist as Mikael Eklund in “100 Code”; Elyse Levesque as Daisy Channing and Simon Olenski as Lucas Bryant in “Shoot the Messenger”; and Gord Rand as Abel Funk, Ryan Robbins as Noah Funk and Dylan Taylor as Joey Epp in “Pure.”

While WGN America might have gotten out of the ‘premiere series’ game, that hasn’t meant it’s abandoning original scripted programming.

Following its acquisition of Anna Paquin’s Bellvue, WGN America has acquired a trio of shows for its ‘Prime Crime’ slate: 100 Code, Shoot the Messenger and Pure. Read on to check out trailers for all four shows – which will premiere in 2018.

100 Code finds Dominic Monaghan’s New York homicide detective tracking a serial killer to Stockholm; Shoot the Messenger follows Elyse Levesque’s reporter becoming part of her story when she witnesses a homicide, and Pure follows a newly-elected Mennonite pastor trying to rid his community of drugs but is in over head.

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WGN America Acquires Rights To Small Town Murder Mystery Series Bellvue!

Bellevue – Annie Ryder (Anna Paquin), Peter (Shawn Doyle) Photo by Jan Thijs/Courtesy of WGN America

Welcome to “Bellevue” – a small town with big secrets. Twenty years ago   the murder of a young woman traumatized the community. Now the killer is back. Or is he?

Bellvue is a new drama series starring Oscar®-winning actress Ann Paquin as Detective Annie Ryder, who has a connection to the twenty-year old murder.

Bellvue will premiere on WGN America in early 2018.

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