WGN America Adds ‘Carter’ and ‘Gone’ Detective Shows to Its Lineup

WGN America New Shows
Kristian Bruun, Jerry O’Connell and Sydney Poitier Heartsong star in ‘Carter.’

WGN America is delving further into the world of detective procedurals with two new shows, Carter and Gone. Carter is described as a lighthearted detective comedy with Jerry O’Connell (Billions) while Gone is a crime drama starring Chris Noth (Law & Order, The Good Wife).

Carter and Gone are very exciting additions to WGN America’s superb Prime Crime lineup,” stated Gavin Harvey, president of WGN America. “Both shows bring stellar casts and appealing stories to powerfully complement the network’s multi-faceted mix of hit procedurals, dramas and comedies.”

In addition to Jerry O’Connell, the cast of Carter includes Sydney Poitier Heartsong (Chicago P.D.) and Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black). Garry Campbell (MADtv) created the series and developed it with writer John Tinker (Chicago Hope). Scott Smith (The Magicians) directed the pilot and Texa Lawrence and Michael Souther are the executive producers.

Leven Ramblin (The Hunger Games) and Danny Pino (CSI: Miami) star along with Chris Noth in Gone. Matt Lopez, JoAnn Alfano, Sara Colleton, Kim Moses, and Barry O’Brien serve as executive producers.

Carter will join WGN America’s primetime schedule on August 7, 2018. Gone will debut in early 2019.

Details on Carter: Carter is a sharp, 10-episode series that revolves around Harley Mackay (O’Connell), an actor playing a detective on a hit television show until he is forced to retreat to his sleepy hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood. Now that he’s back, he taps into his acting experience to become a real-life detective, partnering with his two best friends, Sam Shaw (Heartsong) and Dave Leigh (Bruun).

The Gone Plot: Gone follows the story of Kit “Kick” Lannigan (Rambin), survivor of a highly publicized child-abduction case, and Frank Novak (Noth), the FBI agent who rescued her. Determined never to fall victim again, Kick trains herself in martial arts and the use of firearms. She finds her calling when Novak persuades her to join a special task force he created dedicated to solving abductions and missing persons cases. Paired with former Army intelligence officer John Bishop (Pino), Kick brings her unique understanding of a predator’s mind to the team.