'Low Winter Sun' Lead: Show Couldn't Be Set Anywhere But Detroit

Yet it aims to be truer, at least on a human level, to the place that in real life is struggling through some of its darkest times and recently became the largest city in the U.S. to file for bankruptcy after decades of decline.

"Everyone is looking for a second chance – and it's sort of this idea: `What are you willing to do in order to get that in some way?'" said Chris Mundy, executive producer, showrunner and writer for the drama that debuts Sunday on AMC. "I wanted to set it in a city that reflected that in some way. Detroit made a lot of sense to me."

"Low Winter Sun" revives a two-part U.K. miniseries from 2006 and returns actor Mark Strong to the lead role as homicide detective Frank Agnew. It also marks Hollywood's return to the Motor City as a place to explore crime, following the short-lived ABC drama, "Detroit 1-8-7," from the 2010-11 season. Read More...



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