Thandie Newton to star in DirecTV series

May 10, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 10 (UPI) -- American satellite company DirecTV says it has ordered 10 episodes of "Rogue," an original suspense-drama starring Thandie Newton.

Newton's film credits include "Mission Impossible 2," "Crash" and "Interview with the Vampire."

"Rogue" will be the first original drama series DirecTV exclusively commissions for its customers. It has previously picked up and continued series such as "Damages" and "Friday Night Lights," which were canceled by other networks.

Production on "Rogue" is to begin this August for a summer 2013 premiere.

"There's an excitement in the hallways of DirecTV as 'Rogue' will be the first original series on the Audience Network that will be built from the ground up with the specific goal to provide DirecTV customers with a premium entertainment experience they can't get anywhere else," Chris Long, the company's senior vice president of entertainment and production, said in a statement Thursday.

Newton will play a morally and emotionally conflicted police detective tormented by the possibility her own actions contributed to her son's death, a synopsis said.

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