AT&T* AUDIENCE Network today announced the cast for its new original series, "ICE" from global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) and Antoine Fuqua's Fuqua Films.
Ten hour-long episodes are currently in production in Vancouver. They will air in 2016 exclusively on both DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse.
Joining the "ICE" cast are Cam Gigandet ("The Magnificent Seven," "The Twilight Saga" franchise), Jeremy Sisto ("Law and Order," "Suburgatory"), Ray Winstone ("The Departed"), Judith Shekoni ("Heroes Reborn," "The Twilight Saga" franchise) Raymond Barry ("Training Day"), and Donald Sutherland ("The Hunger Games" franchise).
"ICE" is a high-impact, serialized crime drama that follows the Green Family, as they plunge into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade. Jake (Gigandet) and Freddy (Sisto) are half-brothers brought together by their father Isaac (Barry), the patriarch behind G&G Diamonds and their uncle Cam (Winstone). After wildcard Freddy kills a prominent diamond dealer, his brother Jake must bail him out and save the family business from a crime lord of the Los Angeles diamond trade (Shekoni). Jake must endure all of this while maneuvering amongst jewelry thugs, blood diamond deals, false certificates, the Feds, and Pieter Van De Bruin (Sutherland), a ruthless Afrikaanz diamond merchant who now heads up an Antwerp-based diamond cartel with the same cutthroat skills he applied as a surgeon in the South African armed forces.
Antoine Fuqua ("The Magnificent Seven," "The Equalizer," "Training Day") is directing the first episode and serves as executive producer. The original series is written and executive produced by Robert Munic ("Fighting," "The Cleaner"). eOne produces the show in association with AT&T and also controls international rights to the series.
"ICE" builds on AT&T's relationship with eOne, which serves as the studio on AUDIENCE Network's dynamic series "YOU ME HER" and "ROGUE".
AUDIENCE Network offers a compelling lineup of original, provocative content. Its growing slate of critically acclaimed original series includes:
• MMA drama "KINGDOM," starring Frank Grillo and Nick Jonas
• "Poly-romantic" comedy "YOU ME HER" starring Greg Poehler, Rachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia
• Suspense-drama "ROGUE," starring Cole Hauser, Meaghan Rath and Ashley Greene
DIRECTV and U-verse customers can find the AUDIENCE Network on U-verse Channel 1114 and DIRECTV Channel 239. They can also live stream it on the DIRECTV App and U-verse App for smartphones and tablets, directv.com and uverse.com.
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About AUDIENCE Network
Always Original. Always Smart. Always Bold. Never Ordinary. AUDIENCE is a unique and exclusive television experience available only to DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse subscribers. The channel first made its mark by partnering with NBC to produce and air three additional seasons of the Emmy Award-winning series Friday Night Lights and then became the exclusive home of the Emmy Award-winning drama Damages, starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. AUDIENCE continues its commitment to original, provocative content with a growing slate of critically acclaimed original series including the MMA drama Kingdom, starring Frank Grillo and Nick Jonas; the industry's first polyamorous romantic comedy You Me Her starring Greg Poehler, Rachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia; the suspense-drama Rogue, starring Cole Hauser, Meaghan Rath and Ashley Greene; Full Circle: Miami, written by Jorge Zamacona and starring Dougray Scott, Kim Raver, and Harold Perrineau. AUDIENCE is also home to acclaimed original documentaries including The Fighting Season, a first hand account of the deadliest year in our nation's longest war, Executive Produced by Ricky Schroder. Sports fans will find live, daily sports and entertainment news from renowned sports journalists on The Dan Patrick Show and The Rich Eisen Show, and in-depth interviews with sports icons like Derek Jeter and Michael Phelps on Undeniable with Joe Buck. Plus, viewers can enjoy exclusive concerts by today's hottest artists on AUDIENCE Music and intimate interviews with top talent like Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain on Off Camera with Sam Jones. It's original entertainment you won't see anywhere else. For more info, please visit directv.com/audience.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company's diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One's robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
The Company's rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com
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