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TV News: "The Maid," "Low Winter Sun"

By Garth Franklin Monday December 17th 2012 10:44PM

FremantleMedia and "Moulin Rouge" screenwriter Craig Pearce are teaming to develop a television drama series adaptation of Kimberly Cutter's best-selling novel "The Maid" about Joan of Arc.

The story revolves a young peasant girl who believes she is sent by God to save France.

The show will tell the final years of the Hundred Years' War by chronicling them from Joan's perspective, as well as the international noble houses which battled for control of the French throne.

Meanwhile, AMC has given a ten episode, first season order to show runner Chris Mundy's crime drama "Low Winter Sun" starring Mark Strong ("Sherlock Holmes," "Zero Dark Thirty") and Lennie James ("The Walking Dead," "Snatch").

An adaptation of the 2006 British mini-series, the story follows the events that unfold after a Detroit detective murders a cop and seemingly gets away with it. In reality, he activates forces that pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld.

Source: The Live Feed

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