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AMC Orders Cop Drama to Series B&C

AMC has greenlighted a new police drama series, placing an order for 10 episodes of the show, B&C reports. The series, "Low Winter Sun," is based on a two-part British miniseries of the same name that aired six years ago.

AMC Studio and Endemol will set the show in Detroit, following a story in which a detective kills another cop and finds himself sucked into the city's dark underworld. Mark Strong ("Syriana") and Lennie James ("Jericho") will star in the show.

Former "Criminal Minds" vet Chris Mundy is set to be writer, executive producer and showrunner for the series.

In other AMC news, an untitled pilot from writer Richard LaGravenese ("The Mirror Has Two Faces," "The Fisher King") is still a potential 2013 series pickup.