'Top Of The Lake': Elisabeth Moss Gets Her Own BBC Series (UPDATED)
In a move that makes you go -- this makes complete sense -- Elisabeth Moss will be starring in her very own BBC miniseries, Deadline reports. The six-hour series, "Top of the Lake," comes to us from the British heavyweights responsible for "The Piano" and "The King's Speech." Here's the BBC's synopsis:
Top Of The Lake is original drama at its finest, bringing to screen a unique landscape – remote, mountainous New Zealand – in a powerful and haunting story about our search for happiness in a paradise where honest work is hard to find.
A twelve-year-old girl stands chest deep in a frozen lake. She is five months pregnant, and she won’t say who the father is, insisting it was ‘no one’. Then she disappears. Robin Griffin, the investigating detective, will find this the case that tests her to her limits. In the search for Tui she will first have to find herself.
Moss, naturally, will be our enterprising young detective. We may, however, have to wait longer for this than we've had to wait for the new season of "Mad Men" (four months to go), as it doesn't begin filming until January, and there are no clear plans for a U.S. network yet (Deadline says Sundance is rumored to be option). In the meantime, we recommend you watch "Sherlock" for your detective-series fix (available on Netflix instant stream), starring Benedict Cumberbatch, who also happens to star in one of our most anticipated films of the year, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." What were we talking about again?
UPDATE: The Sundance Channel will be co-producing "Top of the Lake," AMC Networks announced in a press release Friday. This means we'll be seeing the seven-part series stateside in the somewhat distant future, as the release also clarified that filming will begin in February 2012, not January, in Queenstown, New Zealand. In addition to Elisabeth Moss in the lead role, "Top of the Lake" will star Oscar winner Holly Hunter ("The Piano") as "a guru at a local women's camp" and Peter Mullan (“War Horse,” “Trainspotting”), as "a local drug lord."
In the meantime, watch a trailer for "Sherlock," cause it's great: