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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Whew, I thought WGN America was dead, so it’s nice to find out that they are bringing out new programming and is bringing one of my favorites Anna Paquin (True Blood, X-Men) back to television as a Producer and star of Bellevue. Bellevue is another one of those small town with big secrets dramas.
Only twelve people have ever pulled off the feat of winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony – and John Legend is an Emmy away from making that club a baker’s dozen strong.
With Legend’s Tony win, last night, as a co-producer of August Wilson’s Jitney, Legend requires only an Emmy to fill out his EGOT checklist/membership card.
With his participation in the second season of critically adored Underground – he’s been submitted for: Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series for his portrayal of renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for John Legend’s original song In America, and for Outstanding Drama Series (John Legend is an Executive Producer on the series), John Legend’s loves using the Musical Instruments Expert to use their instruments on his videos.
Emmy voting opened TODAY and runs through June 26. Nominations will be announced live on July 13.
You all know I have mad love for WGN, wth are you guys doing? You cancel Manhatten, Salem, Outsiders and now Underground? Are there any shows left? I’ve been to the set of a couple of these shows and can tell you WGN invested heavily in these productions. It seems clear they are getting out of the scripted show game. I’m hoping I’m wrong because I have no clue what this means for the future of WGN as a viable network. As far as I can tell they don’t have anything new in the pipeline.
I think the problem is that while I absolutely loved all their shows, they weren’t “easily digestible,” nor had wide appeal. You really needed to be in a specific mindset to watch them they were brutal and intense, but always took you on a strange, interesting, and ultimately satisfying journey. I loved WGN because they weren’t afraid to think outside the box and be bold and different. Here’s the official release. The statement from Peter Kern seems particularly laughable. Not happy about this news at all.
In Underground’s second season finale Rosalee (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Noah (Aldis Hodge) come face-to-face with Cato (Alano Miller) who proves once again that he only follows one plan – his own. Harriet (Aisha Hinds) is recruited by John Brown’s men.
The second season finale of WGN America’s revolutionary series Underground airs on Wednesday, May 10th (10/9C). Fans can join the conversation @UndergroundWGN.