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WGN America Acquires Original Drama ‘Bellevue’

Series to Premiere in the States in Early 2018

WGN America has acquired the U.S. rights to the original drama series “Bellevue,” starring Academy and Golden Globe winner Anna Paquin (“True Blood,” “Roots”), who executive produces alongside creators/showrunners Jane Maggs (“The Offering”) and producer/director Adrienne Mitchell (“Bomb Girls,” “Durham County”). The eight-episode, one-hour drama is produced by Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions and also stars Shawn Doyle (“House of Cards,” “Fargo”) and Allen Leech (“Downton Abbey, ”The Imitation Game”). “Bellevue” will premiere in early 2018 on WGN America.

The logline: Welcome to “Bellevue” – a small town with big secrets. Twenty years ago the murder of a young woman traumatized the community. Now the killer is back. Or is he? When a high school hockey star wrestling with his gender identity goes missing and all signs point to foul play, Detective Annie Ryder (Anna Paquin) must unravel all the pieces to this gripping mystery before her own life falls apart. As the case pulls her further away from her family, she is also confronted by a mysterious person from her past with disturbing answers and a terrifying need to get inside her head. Along the way, Annie must navigate a complicated relationship with her on again, off again ex, Eddie (Allen Leech) and her boss on the force, Police Chief Peter Welland (Shawn Doyle).

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  1. Meh. This is probably the direction WGN America is going to take since Sinclair bought them. They cancelled the fairly expensive Underground to air relatively cheap Canadian programs that would have already aired almost a year earlier when they broadcast it. The show has already been cancelled so they will only show the eight that have already been made. WGN America is quickly becoming a totally irrelevant cable channel.