DirecTV’s first homegrown original series, Rogue, will keep going with a 20-episode renewal for what the satcaster calls a supersized third season. Thandie Newton is set to reprise her role as Grace Travis and Cole Hauser will be back as Ethan Kelly in the suspense drama from Entertainment One. Production is slated to begin in January, with the first 10 episodes set to premiere on DirecTV’s Audience Network in the spring and the remaining 10 episodes scheduled to air in 2016. (Networks sometimes prefer to refer to an order as one double-sized season vs two separate ones for contractual reasons.)
Season 2 revolved around Grace moving forward with her life after finally avenging her son’s death in Season 1. However, when the young female undercover operative she was responsible for went missing, Grace is forced to go back undercover inside Ethan’s (Hauser) security firm.
Storylines for the 20 new episodes are yet to be developed, but I hear that the show is looking to introduce new leading characters. “Rogue has clearly resonated with our viewers,” said Chris Long, DirecTV’s SVP Original Content and Production.
Added eOne TV CEO John Morayniss, “It’s an incredible achievement to have an additional 20 episodes greenlit.” Created by Matthew Parkhill, Rogue is executive produced by Morayniss and Michael Rosenberg for eOne, Parkhill and Nick Hamm for Momentum TV.