TCA: WE tv’s First Scripted Series ‘The Divide’ “Wasn’t Baked Fully” When Pitched To AMC

Is WE tv’s first original scripted drama The Divide the network’s own Mad Men?

The new 8-episode series, written by Richard LaGravenese (Behind The Candelabra) and co-created by LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn (Conviction), does not resemble that AMC drama’s story line or midcentury setting in any way. Rather, the contemporary series explores the personal cost of morality, ambition, ethics, politics, and race in today’s justice system LaGravenese Goldwyn TCAthrough the eyes of Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland), an impassioned case worker with The Innocence Initiative, and Adam Page (Damon Gupton), an equally passionate district attorney and rising political star.

But at today’s TCA panel, producers explained that when they pitched their story to AMC Networks, it was suggested that The Divide could become what Mad Men was for AMC: sibling network WE tv’s first scripted show. (more…)

This article was printed from