SundanceTV announced today that THE HONORABLE WOMAN, starring Academy Award® nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight, Secretary), will premiere Thu., Jul. 31 at 10/9c.
Here we are with the most “killer” shows ever: killer as defined by body-count, that is. Zombies, murderers, gangsters, vampires, cannibals, drug dealers — they’re all in here. Vote for your top pick in the poll below.
1. The Sopranos
“Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on…”
It’s impossible not to put The Sopranos at the top of this list. The ultimate “killer” show followed the ups and downs of Tony Soprano for six amazing seasons. And even when the show ended… it never really ended. After all the hits and murders, we wound up with Tony and his family sitting in a quiet diner — and then… the screen went to black. Was Tony killed? What happened? Theories abound, but what creator David Chase did with the final episode was allow us to resolve the story in our minds — imagine our own ending for Tony, or our own continuance. The concept of The Sopranos changed TV forever, and the Journey song playing at the diner gives us all a clue: after all, the story never ends. It just goes on and on and on.
2. Six Feet Under
“You only get one life. …And once it’s over, it’s over. Dreamless sleep forever and ever. So why not be happy while you’re here. Really. Why not?”
It’s hard to get more “killer-ish” than Six Feet Under; the show that began every episode with a death, and a caption reminiscent of a tombstone’s epitaph. Following the lives of the Fisher family as they attempted to manage a funeral home, each episode focused on the death of a stranger whose body came to the funeral home. The show’s message: everything everywhere eventually ends. But this is not a reason for sadness, it’s a reason to enjoy life while we have it.
Based on New York Magazine’s Beloved Pop Culture Roundup, the Neal Brennan hosted series will premiere in August.
Whether you watched THE RETURNED last winter or caught up more recently on Netflix, you probably still have strong feelings about the younger twin’s trustworthiness and the horde’s motivations. So which episode is your favorite? Is it the pilot, which singlehandedly reinvents the zombie genre? Or maybe the finale, when a horde of undead face off with the living? Vote in the poll below. Need a refresher? Read on.
Episode 1: Camille
Camille returns home four years after her death. Simon, deceased for ten years, seeks out his fiance Adele. Waitress Lucy is stabbed on her way home, and nurse Julie finds herself with a mysterious child who she names Victor.
Episode 2: Simon
Camille rejoins her family and tries to connect with her now-older twin Lena. Police link Lucy’s stabbing to a dormant serial killer. Bar owner Toni is a prime suspect but it’s actually his brother Serge, who’s returned seven years after Toni murdered him. Adele thinks resurrected Simon seeks is just a vision.
SundanceTV’s acclaimed supernatural drama, THE RETURNED, has been honored with a Peabody Award, it was announced today. This is the fourth time that the network has been honored with a Peabody win–the first in 2005 for THE STAIRCASE, the second in 2008 for NIMROD NATION, and the third in 2010 for BRICK CITY. The 73rd Annual George Foster Peabody Awards will be hosted this year by Ira Glass and presented on May 19th at a ceremony held at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria.
SundanceTV announced it will co-produce a new original scripted mini-series, ONE CHILD. The four-hour series penned by Guy Hibbert (Complicit, Five Minutes of Heaven) and starring Katie Leung (Harry Potter) begins production in May in London and Taiwan and will air in late 2014. ONE CHILD crosses the world as a Chinese-born young woman adopted by British parents must struggle with who she really is in order to decide where her loyalty lies.
Booker Cole, co-star of LOREDANA, ESQ., digs into his past as a patrol officer for the LAPD and discusses what makes him an integral member of Loredana’s team.
SundanceTV: How did you meet Loredana?
BC: I met Loredana several years ago, while I was working as a patrol officer. I was dispatched to Loredana’s office to discuss a client issue. The client had been a victim of a crime in another jurisdiction. During our initial meeting I learned that she had been a police officer and she had a thorough understanding of what I could do. I was a licensed attorney at that time and was very impressed with the career transition she had made. Robert, her significant other, was also in the office when I met her. Rocco had not even been thought of yet. We all got along so well that we maintained contact over the years.
Actor Kiowa Gordon (THE RED ROAD’s Junior) talks about his role in the Twilight franchise and his potential future as a pop singer.
Q: Your first movie role was in such a hugely popular franchise. Was all the attention around Twilight surreal? How did you deal with it?
A: Oh yeah, I was an 18 year old kid fresh out of high school. I just dealt with it one day at a time. I tried to stay close to old friends and family to keep me from going insane.
Q: You’re a member of the Hualapai Nation in Arizona. Can you talk about your connection to the tribe & where you grew up?
SundanceTV examines the world of sartorial knock offs in its fourth all new special hosted by ELLE Creative Director Joe Zee, REVEALING: TRUE OR FAUX airing Wednesday, April 16th at 9 pm ET/PT. Through a compelling social experiment and in-depth interviews with industry insiders, Zee reveals the truth behind New York’s thriving fashion black market.
Actor Tom Sizemore (THE RED ROAD’s Jack Kopus) talks about what makes his character unique as well as some of the actors and directors that he’s worked with over his storied career.
Actress Allie Gonino (THE RED ROAD’s Rachel Jensen) talks about her most challenging scene and her volunteer work with The Thirst Project.
At an auto salvage yard, Harold replaces the bumper of Jean’s SUV and finds a scrap of cloth from the hit-and-run in the process. At home, Jean tells Harold her car hit a dog and promises not to drink again, though Harold says she wasn’t drunk. She claims, Rachel told her to take his gun.
New York – March 6, 2014 – SundanceTV announced today that the second season of its critically acclaimed scripted series RECTIFY will premiere on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 9:00pm ET/PT. The haunting story of a man released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row, RECTIFY has been overwhelmingly well-received by critics and has landed on numerous year-end top ten lists in 2013.
The premiere of SundanceTV’s all new original series THE RED ROAD is just around the corner, and Buzzfeed has the exclusive first look.
SundanceTV announced today that production has commenced on the highly anticipated sophomore season of its original drama series RECTIFY. The hour-long drama was created and written by Ray McKinnon (THE ACCOUNTANT, THAT EVENING SUN, MUD), who also serves as executive producer on the project under his shingle Zip Works. Production will once again take place in Griffin, GA. The ten-episode second season will air in Summer 2014.
Sundance Channel continues its ongoing probe into the fashion industry and society’s obsession with celebrity in the third of four all-new specials hosted by ELLE Creative Director Joe Zee, REVEALING: CELEBUTANTE airing Wednesday, February 5th at 9 pm ET/PT. Through compelling social experiments and in-depth interviews with industry insiders, Zee reveals the power of fame.
Sundance Channel’s critically acclaimed scripted series RECTIFY will return for ten new episodes in summer 2014. The haunting story of a man released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row, RECTIFY has been overwhelmingly well-received by critics and has landed on numerous year-end top ten lists.
New York – January 6, 2014 – Sundance Channel announced today that its highly anticipated next original scripted series THE RED ROAD will premiere on February 27, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT. On the heels of the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated TOP OF THE LAKE and the critically acclaimed dramas RECTIFY and THE RETURNED, THE RED ROAD is a complex thriller that marks a continued commitment by the network to offer daring, fresh, scripted entertainment.
Sundance Channel received two Golden Globe® nominations for TOP OF THE LAKE. Nods include a category nomination for TOP OF THE LAKE for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and a nomination for Elisabeth Moss for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television.
Sundance Channel received two Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations for performances in the original miniseries “Top of the Lake.” Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter were both nominated in the category Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-series.
Counting down the best TV of the year, The A.V. Club’s Scott Von Doviak, Carrie Raisler and Genevieve Valentine singled out Sundance Channel for “three boundary-pushing series.”
Sundance Channel announced today that actress Lisa Bonet will guest star in a multi-episode arc in the network’s new scripted drama THE RED ROAD, slated to premiere in early 2014. Bonet plays the role of Sky Van Der Veen, a Lenape Native American lawyer who has come back to her hometown of Walpole, NJ to rally for justice after a terrible crime has been committed against a member of her tribe.
Viewers can still get hooked on the engrossing, stylish eight-part French horror series that Entertainment Weekly gave an “A-” and called “eerie, tense, and highly addictive.” Beginning Sunday December 1st, each week, viewers will have the chance to catch-up on all previously aired episodes during marathons of THE RETURNED in anticipation of each week’s brand new episode on Sundance Channel.
Sundance Channel announced today that it would be the first ever TV channel to use innovative ADVNTR technology to stage an interactive digital storytelling ad campaign. Entitled “Choose Your Own Adventure”, users will interact with an online pre-roll ad and select various scenarios to play out based on their preference. The promotion is pegged to the premiere of the network’s new drama THE RETURNED which will premiere on Halloween, October 31st at 9:00PM ET/PT.
This episode starts on a low note. The grades are posted from the students’ first test – and almost everyone’s failed.
A moment later, Ellie says, “People said I was stupid… I started believing it. I started becoming it.”
In Episode One, almost every kid in the school said they didn’t study or that they didn’t care – in effect striving for failure… to be the person that they think everyone thinks they are.
They were reaffirming themselves as stereotypical dropouts. Ironic as Soledad O’Brien, their teacher this week, immediately digs into the question of, what do people assume about you when they look at you? And then she asks, “who are you really?” – and the answers are diametrically different from the previous ones.