TV News: Sun, Peril, Toy, Crown

Low Winter Sun
AMC’s brooding new crime series “Low Winter Sun” premiered to 2.5 million viewers for its Sunday night debut.

That’s a big drop from the 5.9 million who tuned in an hour earlier for “Breaking Bad”. Still, that’s roughly the same as the season six average for AMC’s highly acclaimed “Mad Men”. [Source: Freep

The Hour of Peril
The Weinstein Company has acquired TV rights to Daniel Stashower’s best-selling nonfiction historical thriller novel “The Hour Of Peril”. Brendan Deneen and Charles Spicer are attached to executive produce a miniseries based on the work.

The true story tale follows the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton and his most trusted operative Kate Warner as they raced to prevent a plot to assassinate President-Elect Abraham Lincoln before he could take office. [Source: Deadline]

Toy Story of Terror
Disney Pixar’s upcoming Halloween special “Toy Story of TERROR!” is set to debut on ABC on October 16th 2013.

The news was announced at D23 in Anaheim over the weekend where the first ten minutes of the half-hour special were screened. [Source: IB Times]

The Hollow Crown
Though it already aired almost a year ago in the UK, the BBC mini-series “The Hollow Crown” is finally making its way to American shores on DVD, VOD, and iTunes on August 27th ahead of airing on PBS from September 20th.

Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston, Patrick Stewart, John Hurt, David Morrissey and David Suchet star in these adaptations of Shakespeare’s ‘Henriad Tetralogy’ – the plays Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, and Henry V.