Production begins on new series “Rogue”

The Movie Network show will star Thandie Newton.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

The Movie Network and Movie Central in association with Entertainment One announced that production began yesterday in Vancouver on the first 10 episodes of the new suspense-drama "Rogue," which will star Thandie Newton ("Mission Impossible 2," "Crash") as well as Marton Csokas ("The Debt," "Alice In Wonderland").

The series is an international co-production by Entertainment One and Greenroom Entertainment, produced in participation with The Movie Network, Movie Central and DIRECTV. "Rogue" will air on The Movie Network Movie Central in Canada. 

The show follows Grace (played by Newton), who is a morally- and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. Her never-ending search for the truth is further complicated by her forbidden relationship with Jimmy (played by Csokas), the crime boss who may have been involved in the crime. A smart, complex, character-led thriller, the show explores loss, grief, identity, family bonds, second chances, and redemption. Both Grace and Jimmy not only struggle with who they are, but they also struggle with who they want to be. Both cross the line – morally, emotionally, sexually – with devastating consequences for their own lives and those around them.

Additional members of the cast include Ian Hart ("Luck"), Claudia Ferri ("The Killing"), Ian Tracey ("Intelligence," "Hell on Wheels"), Jarod Joseph ("Fringe"), Matthew Beard ("And When Did You Last See Your Father"), and Martin Donovan ("Simple Men," "Weeds"). Brian Kirk (also from "Luck," "Game of Thrones," and "Boardwalk Empire") will direct the first episode.

"Rogue" will air in 2013.