EXCLUSIVE: Rogue, DirecTV‘s first original series, has been picked up for a second season. The suspense drama, starring Thandie Newton as morally and emotionally conflicted undercover detective Grace Travis, will begin production on its 10-episode second season late this summer for a 2014 premiere. The first season of Rogue, from Entertainment One and Greenroom Entertainment, recently finished its run on Audience, where DirecTV previously aired new seasons of two acclaimed series it had rescued, Friday Night Lights and Damages. “We are thrilled that our first venture into original programming resonated with our subscribers who enthusiastically tuned into Rogue each week,” said Chris Long, DirecTV’s SVP Entertainment and Production. “We look forward to bringing them another season of Rogue and the chance to experience the next chapter in Grace’s life.” Added eOne TV CEO John Morayniss, “Thandie’s incredible performance and edge-of-your-seat excitement, had audiences wanting more.” Rogue is a Canada-UK co-production from eOne, which also handles worldwide rights, and Greenroom, produced in participation with DirecTV. Series creator Matthew Parkhill executive produces with Greenroom’s Nick Hamm and eOne’s Morayniss and Michael Rosenberg.
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