WGN America Acquires the Rights to Bellevue, Starring Anna Paquin

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WGN America Acquires the Rights to Bellevue Starring Anna Paquin

The Anna Paquin-led Bellevue is acquired by WGN America

WGN America has announced that it has acquired the U.S. rights to the new drama series Bellevue, starring Academy Award-winner Anna Paquin (True BloodRoots). She will also executive produce the show alongside creator/showrunners Jane Maggs (The Offering) and producer/director Adrienne Mitchell (Bomb Girls). Bellevue also stars Shaun Doyle (House of Cards) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey), and is produced by Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions. The show will premiere in early 2018.

Welcome to Bellevue – a small town with big secrets. Twenty years ago the murder of a young woman traumatized the community. Now the killer is back. Or is he? When a high school hockey star wrestling with his gender identity goes missing and all signs point to foul play, Detective Annie Ryder (Anna Paquin) must unravel all the pieces to this gripping mystery before her own life falls apart. As the case pulls her further away from her family, she is also confronted by a mysterious person from her past with disturbing answers and a terrifying need to get inside her head. Along the way, Annie must navigate a complicated relationship with her on again, off again ex, Eddie (Allen Leech) and her boss on the force, Police Chief Peter Welland (Shawn Doyle).

Anna Paquin is known for her work in the 1993 film The Piano, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was 11-years-old at the time, making her the second youngest Oscar winner in history. She’s appeared in films like A Walk on the MoonAlmost Famous and the X-Men franchise where she played Rogue. She played the lead role of Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO series True Blood based on the books by author Charlaine Harris.

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