WE tv Greenlights First Scripted Series ‘The Divide’

WE tv Greenlights First Scripted Series ‘The Divide’ The cable network WE tv is jumping into the scripted programming market with their first original series called The Divide that was been written by Richard LaGravenese (‘The Bridges of Madison County’ and ‘Behind the Candelabra’) and co-created by LaGravenese and actor Tony Goldwyn (‘Scandal’ – Pictured above) .

‘The Divide’ is an exploration of personal morality and how all people – especially ambitious people – struggle with the shades of gray found in the absence of a simple, ordered moral universe. The show will probe how truth coexists in the modern justice system alongside ambition, ethics, politics and race. As an impassioned case worker with The Innocence Initiative, Christine Rosa will delve into the case of a death-row inmate she believes was wrongly convicted of a young family’s heinous murder 11 years earlier. She chases down new evidence in a search for the truth and confronts an equally passionate district attorney, Adam Page, whose view of justice is colored by shades of gray. Throughout the journey, Christine and Adam’s pasts resurface as they are faced with the question of one man’s guilt or innocence intertwined with their own personal histories.

The cast of ‘The Divide’ will include actress Marin Ireland (‘Homeland) Damon Gupton (‘Prime Suspect’), Joe Anderson (‘The River’), Aunjanue Ellis (‘The Help’), Clarke Peters (‘Treme’) and Paul Schneider (‘Water for Elephants’).

It should be noted that WE tv isn’t stopping at ‘The Divide’, as they have three other projects in development, including ‘All American Woman’ (the working title), which will focus on three distinct years: 1964, 1988 and 2013 that changed the cultural landscape of the country forever and the lives of three unique and compelling women unfold against the backdrop of one common thread – All American Woman magazine; ‘Dirty’, which pairs Lucy, a successful financier who has fallen on hard times and is forced to live and work with her former housekeeper, Maize, in an unexpected and clever enterprise; and ‘Headhunters’, which will examine the attempts by generations of women to confront the ambiguity and conflicting choices that surround their lives today.

‘The Divide’ will be executive produced by LaGravenese and Goldwyn along with John Tinker (‘The Practice’ and ‘Chicago Fire’), who will also serve as showrunner. The series will be produced by AMC Studios and will be directed by Goldwyn. Season one will consist of 10, one-hour episodes that will premiere in 2014.