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Posted on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 5:33 a.m.

AMC's new 'Low Winter Sun' getting preview screening, Q&A at Michigan Theater

By Jenn McKee

Those curious about the new AMC drama series set and filmed in Detroit, "Low Winter Sun," will get the chance to watch the first episode, and hear from executive producer Chris Mundy and cast members Mark Strong and Lennie James, in a free event Monday at the Michigan Theater.

Complete details are contained in a press release:

AMC has partnered with the Michigan Theater to offer the public a free sneak peek at its new original drama, "Low Winter Sun." On Monday, July 29 at 8 p.m., the Michigan Theater will screen the first episode of the ten-part series followed by a live, on-stage Q&A with executive producer Chris Mundy and members of the cast, including Mark Strong and Lennie James. The Q&A will be moderated by Mark Binelli, contributing editor at Rolling Stone and author of "Detroit City is the Place to Be," and will be simulcast to other theaters across the country. Questions may be submitted via Twitter at #LowWinterSun. "Low Winter Sun" is set to premiere on AMC on Sunday, August 11 at 10 p.m., following the premiere of the first of the final eight episodes of "Breaking Bad."

There is no cost to attend the screening and no tickets or vouchers will be issued; instead, guests may donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which provides one-to-one mentoring services that help children facing adversity improve in school, their behavior and their self-esteem. The national mentoring organization is actively seeking more male mentors and inviting alumni volunteers, mentees, staff and families to get involved again.

"Low Winter Sun" is a co-production between Endemol Studios and AMC Studios. Chris Mundy ("Criminal Minds," "Cold Case") serves as writer, executive producer, and showrunner on the project, which stars Mark Strong (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty), Lennie James ("The Walking Dead," "Jericho," Snatch), James Ransone ("The Wire"), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (American Gangster, "Castle"), Sprague Grayden (Paranormal Activity, "Prime Suspect"), Athena Karkanis ("Supernatural"), Billy Lush ("Generation Kill") and David Costabile ("Breaking Bad").

Set in Detroit, "Low Winter Sun" is a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. This gritty, edgy and provocative crime drama begins with an act of retribution - the murder of a dirty cop by two fellow Detroit detectives, Frank Agnew (Strong) and Joe Geddes (James). Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter Agnew's life, and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. The series is based on the 2006 award-winning British two-part mini-series of the same name written by Simon Donald and produced by Tiger Aspect Productions (an Endemol Company).

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.