SEASON(S): 1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from DirecTV's press release, January 2012) DirecTV's Audience Network continues to provide viewers with cutting-edge, provocative programming with the addition of two new dramas, The Slap, premiering Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10pm ET/PT and The Shadow Line, premiering on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Daring and thought provoking, The Slap traces the shattering repercussions of a single event, a man slapping a child who is not his own, on a group of family and friends. Exploring what happens when the veil of civility that binds us as a society is set aside by one disturbing action, the series brings to life the universal questions of parenting, the rights of children, race, class, sexuality, and the different perspectives of men and women. Based on the award-winning and celebrated novel of the same name by Christos Tsiokas, the series' cast includes Golden Globe Award-nominee Melissa George (Grey's Anatomy, Alias), Academy Award-nominee Sophie Okonedo (Mrs. Mandela, The Secret Life of Bees), Tony Award-nominee Essie Davis (Burning Man, Cloud Street), Jonathan LaPaglia (Cold Case, Burn Notice), Alex Dimitriades (Summer Coda, Underbelly) and Sophie Lowe (Beautiful Kate).