Crime drama Pure receives early season two renewal
WGN America announced today that their highly-anticipated crime drama Pure has already been greenlit for a second season ahead of the series premiere in early 2019. The series stars Ryan Robbins (Arrow, The Killing) as Noah Funk and Alex Paxton-Beesley (The Strain) as Anna Funk. You can watch the trailer for Pure in the player below!
Gavin Harvey, President of WGN America, said: “Pure is a stand-out scripted drama series with powerful characters and intense conflict in a very unique world. We are fully committed to this riveting series and knew we wanted to extend the story before the first episode even hits our air.”
Showrunner Michael Amo added: “We’re so excited for Pure to debut on WGN America and thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the Funks’ story for another season.”
The series takes us deep inside a closed, secretive subculture through the eyes of a conflicted, good-hearted man trying to protect his family and preserve his faith. Inspired by true events, Pure is the journey of Noah Funk, a newly-elected Mennonite pastor, who is determined to rid his community of the scourge of drugs and its nefarious ties to a trans-border smuggling alliance with ruthless Mexican cocaine cartels. Just when he thinks he’s won, Noah and his wife Anna are thrust headlong into a desperate world of violence, greed, and betrayal.
The first season will debut in early 2019, and the second season is scheduled to begin production in Nova Scotia later this spring.
Pure is produced by Two East Productions and Cineflix in association with WGN America, Super Channel, Hulu and the CBC. The series is created and written by Michael Amo (The Listener) with Ken Girotti (Orphan Black, Vikings) as the series director.
Amo and Girotti serve as executive producers for the second season, along with Brett Burlock, Peter Emerson and David MacLeod (Call Me Fitz, Haven). Cineflix Rights has the exclusive worldwide distribution rights to Pure.