WGN America’s set a January 23, 2018 premiere date for the dramatic crime thriller, Bellevue, starring Anna Paquin (True Blood). The network also unveiled a new four-minute behind the scenes video along with four new posters for the series created by showrunners Jane Maggs (The Offering) and Adrienne Mitchell (Bomb Girls). In addition to Paquin, Bellevue stars Shawn Doyle (House of Cards), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey), Madison Ferguson (The Stanley Dynamic), Sharon Taylor (Ghost Wars), Billy MacLellan (Defiance), Vincent Leclerc (Being Human), Janine Thériault (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Joe Cobden (Blindspot), Victoria Sanchez (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), and Sadie O’Neil.
The eight episode season one is executive produced by Paquin, Maggs, Mitchell, Janis Lundman, Michael Prupas, Morwyn Brebner, and Jesse Prupas.
The Plot: The gripping and eerie original series is set against the backdrop of a small town with big secrets. Twenty years ago, the murder of a young woman traumatized the community of “Bellevue.” Now, the killer is back. Or is he/she? When a high school hockey star, who is wrestling with his gender identity, goes missing and all signs point to foul play, Detective Annie Ryder (Paquin) must unravel all the pieces to this gripping mystery before her own life falls apart.
As the case pulls her further away from her family, she is also confronted by a mysterious person from her past with disturbing answers to lingering questions and a terrifying need to play mind games. Along the way, Annie must navigate a complicated relationship with her on again, off again ex, Eddie (Leech) and her boss on the force, Chief Peter Welland (Doyle).
Earlier this year, WGN America announced that three more acquisitions would be joining its ‘Prime Crime’ lineup in 2018, including: “100 Code,” starring Dominic Monaghan (“Lost”) and the late Michael Nyqvist (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo); “Shoot the Messenger” starring Elyse Levesque (“Orphan Black”), Lyriq Bent (“She’s Gotta Have It,” “The Book of Negroes”), Lucas Bryant (“Haven”), and Alex Kingston (“Doctor Who,” “ER”); and season one of “Pure,” starring Ryan Robbins (“Warcraft,” Apollo 18), Alex Paxton-Beesley (“The Strain”), A.J. Buckley (“CSI: NY”) and Academy and Golden Globe Nominee Rosie Perez (“Search Party,” White Men Can’t Jump). The U.S. premiere of “Bellevue” follows the series’ lauded debut on Canada’s CBC.