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WGN America has unveiled two original TV series, occupying different ends of the spectrum of the beloved detective procedural genre.

carter 13 june 2018The new entrants are the light-hearted detective comedy Carter, starring Jerry O’Connell, Sydney Poitier Heartsong and Kristian Bruun; and crime drama Gone, starring Chris Noth, Leven Ramblin and Danny Pino.

Carter is a ten-episode series that revolves around Harley Mackay (O’Connell), an actor playing a detective on a hit television show until he is forced to retreat to his sleepy hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood. Now that he’s back, he taps into his acting experience to become a real-life detective, partnering with his two best friends, Sam Shaw (Heartsong) and Dave Leigh (Bruun). It will kick off in August.

Gone follows the story of Kit ‘Kick’ Lannigan (Rambin), survivor of a highly publicised child-abduction case, and Frank Novak (Noth), the FBI agent who rescued her. Determined never to fall victim again, Kick trains herself in martial arts and the use of firearms. She finds her calling when Novak persuades her to join a special task force he created dedicated to solving abductions and missing persons cases. Paired with former Army intelligence officer John Bishop (Pino), Kick brings her unique understanding of a predator’s mind to the team. The series is set to premiere early 2019.

“Carter and Gone are very exciting additions to WGN America’s superb Prime Crime line-up,” said Gavin Harvey, president of WGN America. “Both shows bring stellar casts and appealing stories to powerfully complement the network’s multi-faceted mix of hit procedurals, dramas and comedies.”