AMC signs distribution deal with Tricon
Michelle Clancy | 08-10-2013
AMC Studios and Tricon Films & Television have announced an agreement for Tricon to distribute the new scripted drama series, The Divide, outside of the US.
Additionally, Sundance Channel Global, the international arm of AMC networks, will carry The Divide in some territories. The series will premiere on WE tv in the US in 2014.
The Divide is an exploration of personal morality and how all people – especially ambitious people – struggle with the shades of grey found in the absence of a simple, ordered moral universe. The show probes how truth coexists in the modern justice system alongside ambition, ethics, politics and race. As an impassioned case worker with The Innocence Initiative, Christine Rosa delves into the case of a death-row inmate she believes was wrongly convicted of a young family's heinous murder 11 years earlier. She chases down new evidence in a search for the truth and confronts an equally passionate district attorney, Adam Page, whose view of justice is coloured by shades of grey. Throughout the journey, Christine and Adam's pasts resurface as they are faced with the question of one man's guilt or innocence intertwined with their own personal histories.
The Divide is written by Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra, The Fisher King, Water for Elephants, The Ref, The Bridges of Madison County) and co-created by LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn. The pair will executive produce along with John Tinker (The Practice, Chicago Hope), who will also serve as executive producer and show-runner on the project. Andrew Sugerman (Shopgirl, Conviction) will co-executive produce.
The series is produced by AMC Studios, which produced the pilot, directed by Goldwyn. Season one will consist of ten one-hour episodes.
"Tricon is a thoughtful and experienced distributor with a clear record of success and a passion for the material that made them the perfect partners for this very special property from these acclaimed storytellers," said Marci Wiseman, head of business affairs for AMC Studios.
"We're thrilled to continue our relationship with AMC Networks, following the success of our worldwide representation of the IFC brand," said Jon Rutherford, senior vice president of distribution and business development at Tricon. "The Divide is just another example of AMC's commitment to superior storytelling and quality execution, and we look forward to unveiling it to the international market."