'Prime Suspect': How the NBC Reboot Will Be Different From the Original

NBC is banking on its reimagining of the British series Prime Suspect, which starred Oscar winner Helen Mirren, to be its saving grace. On Monday afternoon, it was clear that the U.S. version, debuting Thursday, Sept. 22 would strive to make its own mark.

Starring Maria Bello, Prime Suspect centers on unconventional New York Det. Jane Timoney (Bello) as she navigates a male-dominated workforce. But as Jane enters into her work environment, she quickly realizes how deep the tension with her colleagues can go.

"What we always intended was the sexism was driven by the character who died," executive producer-writer Alexandra Cunningham told reporters. "She's going to buckle down and ignore that kind of thing. Some characters will react to her in the traditional sexism way ... and some people will react to her because they don't like her."  Read More...


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