AMC Orders ‘Low Winter Sun’ Series

"Low Winter Sun" will star Mark Strong as a Detroit police officer who descends into the underworld after murdering a fellow cop

AMC has given the go-ahead to former "Criminal Minds" producer Chris Mundy's crime drama "Low Winter Sun" with a 10-episode series order, the network said Friday.

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The series, which will star "Zero Dark Thirty" actor Mark Strong (pictured) and Lennie James ("Hung," "The Walking Dead"), is based on a two-part British miniseries of the same name. The series begins with the murder of a Detroit police officer by his fellow detective, then follows the murderer as the consequences of his crime drag him into the Detroit underworld.

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Mundy will serve as the series' showrunner, writing and executive producing. The project is a co-production of AMC Studio and Endemol Studios, with Endemol's head of creative affairs Jeremy Gold overseeing the project with Tiger Aspect head of drama Greg Brenman.