Two new original series, both in the detective procedural genre, are being added to the slate of “Prime Crime” programming at WGN America.
Deadline reports that the comedic “Carter,” starring Jerry O’Connell, Sydney Poitier Heartsong and Kristian Bruun, is set to premiere Aug. 7, while the crime drama “Gone,” starring Chris Noth, Leven Ramblin and Danny Pino, is set to roll out in early 2019.
“‘Carter’ and ‘Gone’ are part of WGN America’s new programming strategy of cost-effective originals launched a year ago that involves acquisitions of already produced series, virtually all in the crime arena,” Deadline notes. “The two new pickups represent a new element in the tactic. While all previous acquisitions have been foreign series — 2017 Canadian detective drama ‘Bellevue’ starring Anna Paquin, 2015 Swedish-American thriller ‘100 Code,’ 2016 Canadian police series ‘Shoot the Messenger’ and the 2017 Canadian drama ‘Pure’ — ‘Carter’ and ‘Gone,’ while having international pedigree, both originated in the U.S.”