‘The Divide’: WE tv’s First Original Scripted Series [Preview]

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From co-creators Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn comes The Divide, WE tv’s first ever scripted drama that explores the personal cost of morality, ambition, ethics, politics and race in today’s justice system. Christine Rose, played by Marin Ireland, a passionate caseworker at The Innocence Initiative goes through great lengths to prove a man’s innocence. Jared Bankowski, played by Chris Bauer (True Blood), was sentenced to death for the murder of the Butler family 12 years earlier and is believed to be wrongly convicted by District Attorney Adam Page, a determined political up-and-comer, who goes against Christine and does everything in his power to uphold the verdict and keep his reputation in tact.

Goldwyn directed the pilot of the eight-episode series while on break from ABC’s hit drama series Scandal and hopes The Divide has the same risky storytelling that made Scandal a hit.

The series was originally developed and filmed for AMC before heading over to their sister network WE tv, where it was picked up straight to series.

WE tv will offer full-episode sneak peeks of the new drama series on a variety of platforms including Roku, VOD, WE.tv, and TV Everywhere services.

THE DIVIDE premieres July 16 at 9 p.m. on WE tv

WE tv Synopsis: THE DIVIDE, co-created by Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn, is a thought-provoking and suspenseful drama that explores the personal cost of morality, ambition, ethics, politics and race in today’s justice system through the eyes of Christine Rosa played by Marin Ireland, an impassioned caseworker with The Innocence Initiative, and Adam Page played by Damon Gupton, an equally passionate district attorney and political rising star. When the Butler family was attacked in their Philadelphia home twelve years ago, all but the youngest daughter were brutally murdered. In Christine’s search for the truth, she uncovers evidence that puts her at odds with Adam who will do everything in his power to uphold the verdict of the convicted murderer. Faced with the question of one man’s guilt or innocence and motivated by their own personal histories, Christine and Adam struggle between wrong and right – their own divide – in the quest for justice.

Cast: Marin Ireland (Homeland), Damon Gupton (The Newsroom), Nia Long (The Best Man Holiday), Paul Schneider (Water for Elephants), Clarke Peters (The Wire) and Joe Anderson (Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2)

Executive Producers: Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn serve as executive producers along with Emmy® award winner John Tinker (The Practice,Chicago Hope) as the showrunner, and co-executive producer, Andrew Sugarman (Shopgirl, Conviction).

Video credit: WE tv

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