Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ streaming video on demand service, is wading into the podcast waters for the first time with a new scripted crime series starring Jeanne Tripplehorn (“Big Love”) and Ray McKinnon (“Sons of Anarchy”).
The show, “Exeter,” was announced at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles on Saturday. “Exeter” will follow Tripplehorn as hardened detective Colleen Clayton as she grapples with the wrongful conviction of a woman sent to prison for murder a decade earlier. A run of shocking ritualistic murders in her South Carolina town puts Clayton at odds with her department and outgoing partner, Lester, played by McKinnon.
“Sundance Now could not be more excited to be entering the scripted podcast space with such a riveting story, brilliantly brought to life by two outstanding actors — the indomitable Jeanne Tripplehorn and Ray McKinnon, whom we are thrilled to have back in the Sundance fold,” Jan Diedrichsen, general manager of Sundance Now, said in a statement.
The podcast will also include dynamic captioning, or “kinetic typography,” where character dialogue is animated to highlight emotion. AMC said this is the first-time it’s been used for a scripted podcast — readers can watch such a scene from “Exeter” via the video above.
The six-episode series was created by writer and director Ronnie Gunter (“Lighter”) and is produced by Insurrection Media. “Exeter” will debut on Sundance Now in September.