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“Those Who Kill”: New drama series picked up by A&E

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 3:32 pm •  Published: April 9, 2013
Actress Chloe Sevigny attends a special screening of "W.E." at the Museum of Modern Art on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Actress Chloe Sevigny attends a special screening of "W.E." at the Museum of Modern Art on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

 

A&E Network has ordered ten one-hour episodes of the new original scripted drama series “Those Who Kill,” starring Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress Chloë Sevigny (“Portlandia,” “Big Love”) and James D’Arcy (“Hitchcock,” “Cloud Atlas”).

Production is scheduled to start this fall with the premiere slated to air in 2014.

Details on the program, provided by A&E, are as follows:

“Those Who Kill” is based on a popular Danish crime series format inspired by the bestselling work of author Elsebeth Egholm.  The series centers on Catherine Jensen (Chloë Sevigny), a freshly minted and incredibly smart police detective who tracks down serial killers.  Jensen is also attempting to come to terms with her past by continuing to investigate her stepfather, who she suspects may be a serial killer, and her brother who went missing as a sixteen-year-old. Jensen enlists the help of Thomas Schaffer (James D’Arcy), a forensic psychiatrist, to help her get into the minds of serial killers, all the while luring Schaffer into her own personal investigation. Both characters possess a deep psychological understanding that connects them to the killers’ victims and to the killers themselves.

“Those Who Kill” is produced by Imagine Television (“24,” “Friday Night Lights”) and Fox21 (“Homeland,” “Sons of Anarchy”).  Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are executive producers for Imagine Television. Glen Morgan (“The X-Files,” “Millennium”) wrote the pilot episode and also serves as executive producer/showrunner.  Peter Bose and Jonas Allen are executive producers for Miso Films. Joe Carnahan (“The Grey,” “NARC”) directed the pilot episode.

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