Watch Thandie Newton and cast talk DirectTV’s “Rogue”
Thandie Newton and cast talk DirectTV’s “Rogue”
By Wilson Morales
April 1, 2013
Coming out this week (Wednesday, April 3rd) is the premiere of DirectTV’s “Rogue,” which Thandie Newton, Marton Csokas, Joshua Sasse, Matthew Beard and Leah Gibson.
Grace Travis is a wife, mother of two, and the bay area’s best undercover detective. She’s adept at transitioning between suburban life and the Oakland docks where she’s been embedded for months with a criminal enterprise run by James “Jimmy” Laszlo and his sons, Max and Alec. Grace is abruptly pulled out of the field when her son, Sam, is killed in a drive by shooting. Her life is shattered.
Four months later… The investigation into Sam’s death has gone cold. Grace, guilt-ridden and unable to accept the loss, has begun to search for answers. With the help of her mentor, Mitch, a link is uncovered between Sam’s death and Jimmy Laszlo’s organization.
Unable to convince her superiors that she is fit for duty, Grace goes ROGUE slipping back undercover as “Jackie Hays” in Laszlo’s gang. When Laszlo discovers Grace’s true identity, thru his mole in the police department, they make an unholy alliance. Someone close to Laszlo has been working against him. He’s willing to spare Grace’s life, and help her find Sam’s killer, if she helps him uncover the traitor in his organization. It’s a deal she can’t refuse.
The series will be DirecTV’s first venture into original programming Expanding on its commitment to offer quality and exclusive programming after their great success with Emmy-winning series Damages and Friday Night Lights.
For Newton, this represents a new territory for her. While she has many film credits, she was last seen in a recurring role on NBC’s ER years ago. With Rogue, she’s now playing a lead on television.
Blackfilm.com recently caught up with Newton, and her castmates, Leah Gibson, Matthew Beard, and Joshua Sasse as they spoke about the TV series and their roles.
Thandie Newton talks DirectTV’s “Rogue”
Leah Gibson, Matthew Beard, and Joshua Sasse talk DirectTV’s “Rogue”