Last spring, AMC greenlighted a pilot for the remake of a British miniseries called Low Winter Sun. The project would follow a cop who commits the perfect murder when he gets away with killing another cop, but is eventually sucked into the city’s underworld after the event. Such a dark and dangerous premise seems perfect for a one-hour drama on AMC, and apparently the network believes so, too. AMC has picked up Low Winter Sun to series, signing on for 10 episodes of the show.

At the end of last month, Low Winter Sun had completed pilot production. Deadline is reporting Mark Strong is also on board to reprise his role as the lead in the AMC series as the detective, whom Strong played in the miniseries back in 2006.

Apparently, the pick-up came after the network saw the pilot. Executive Vice President of Programming Joel Stillerman is calling the pilot for Low Winter Sun “beautiful” and he also says the “incredible cast” contributed to the 10-episode order for Season 1.

If you’ve been keeping tabs, Low Winter Sun has had a bit of competition in the drama department over at AMC. Don’t lose hope, apparently the pilot from Richard LaGravanese and Tony Goldwyn is still being looked at by the network. The untitled pilot is also a thriller, but it’s a legal thriller, so it wouldn’t be stepping on Low Winter Sun’s toes, should AMC decide to air both. Still, that’s a pretty big “if.”

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