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[04/05/18 - 10:02 AM]
WGN America Picks Up Second Season of Mennonite Crime Drama, "Pure"
"'Pure'" is a stand-out scripted drama series with powerful characters and intense conflict in a very unique world," said Gavin Harvey.

[via press release from WGN America]

WGN AMERICA PICKS UP SECOND SEASON OF MENNONITE CRIME DRAMA, "PURE"

Season One of the Acclaimed Six-Part Drama Series is Slated to Debut Early 2019

Los Angeles, CA, April 5, 2018 - WGN America is excited to announce that the much-anticipated thrilling crime drama, "Pure," has been greenlit for a second season. With season one of the series premiere slated to debut on WGN America in early 2019, "Pure" stars Ryan Robbins ("Arrow," "The Killing") as Noah Funk and Alex Paxton-Beesley ("The Strain") as Anna Funk.

"'Pure'" is a stand-out scripted drama series with powerful characters and intense conflict in a very unique world," said Gavin Harvey, President of WGN America. "We are fully committed to this riveting series and knew we wanted to extend the story before the first episode even hits our air."

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.

Showrunner Michael Amo said, "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."

"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."

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WGN America and Tribune Studios

WGN America, the flagship entertainment destination of Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO), is a nationally distributed television network available in more than 77 million homes via cable, satellite and telco. The network features a strong slate of original scripted series, fan-favorite dramas, comedies and blockbuster movies. Stay connected to WGN America on Twitter @wgnamerica. For additional information, please visit www.wgnamerica.com.





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