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[07/29/17 - 02:44 PM]
SundanceTV to Premiere "Top of the Lake: China Girl" as Three-Night Special Event Starting Sunday, September 10 at 9p/8c
The network will present two hours of the six-hour story back-to-back each night with an encore presentation immediately following.

[05/11/17 - 05:04 AM]
Video: SundanceTV Releases Trailer for Jane Campion's "Top of the Lake: China Girl"
The series will premiere on SundanceTV in the U.S. in September 2017.

[02/16/17 - 05:00 AM]
SundanceTV Reveals Key Art for Jane Campion's Limited Series "Top of the Lake: China Girl"
"Top of the Lake: China Girl" will see Elisabeth Moss reprise her Golden Globe winning role as Detective Robin Griffin.

[01/13/17 - 09:46 AM]
SundanceTV Announces 2017 Programming Slate
Look for "Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo" on Wednesday, March 15 followed by "Gomorrah" on Wednesday, April 26.

[12/13/16 - 06:01 AM]
First Look at Nicole Kidman from the New Installment of Jane Campion's Critically Acclaimed "Top of the Lake"
Nicole Kidman will play an Australian mother, Julia, whose story will intersect with Elisabeth Moss, reprising her Golden Globe winning role as Detective Robin Griffin.

[11/17/16 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 17
Updates include: Courtney B. Vance to star in ABC's "Libby & Malcolm"; Holly Hunter first to board Alan Ball's new HBO drama; and Russell Hornsby cast in Netflix's "Seven Seconds."

[10/05/16 - 08:35 AM]
SundanceTV Releases First Look Image Featuring Elisabeth Moss in "Top of the Lake" Season Two
The second season of "Top of the Lake" is a crime mystery story that begins four years on from the explosive ending of series one.

[07/31/16 - 12:37 PM]
SundanceTV Picks Up Second Season of Critically Acclaimed International Drama "The A Word" from Keshet International
Said announcement comes on the heels of renewals for "Top of the Lake," "Hap and Leonard" and "Cleverman."

[06/13/16 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 13
Updates include: Nicole Kidman signs onto "Top of the Lake" for season two; and Merritt Wever, Jeremy Bobb and Thomas Brodie-Sangster among latest cast in Netflix's "Godless."

[03/25/16 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 25
Updates include: HBO's "Togetherness" to sign off after two seasons; Spike TV presses pause on "Red Mars" after showrunner exit; and The CW to redevelop "The Notebook," "Weaveworld" next season.

[03/22/16 - 08:09 AM]
Season One of "Top of the Lake" Available on SundanceTV on Demand in Conjunction with Season Two Renewal Announcement
Set in the remote mountains of New Zealand, season one of "Top of the Lake" is a powerful and haunting mystery that centers on the disappearance of a 12-year-old named Tui who is five months pregnant.

[03/21/16 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 21
Updates include: Lucas Till cast as "MacGyver" for CBS; Will Patton signs onto FOX's "Shots Fired"; and Lorraine Toussaint, Carl Weathers join "Chicago Justice" at NBC.

[01/27/16 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 27
Updates include: Miranda Otto bound for FOX's "24: Legacy"; Virginia Madsen cast in "American Gothic" at CBS; and ABC adds dramas "Conviction," "Model Woman" to pilot roster.

[12/12/13 - 07:57 AM]
Sundance Channel Receives Two Golden Globe(R) Nominations for "Top of the Lake"
Nods include a category nomination Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and a nomination for Elisabeth Moss for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television.

[12/12/13 - 06:30 AM]
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations
HBO tops all networks with nine nominations while "House of Cards" leads all series with four.

[12/11/13 - 06:20 AM]
Nominations Announced for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
HBO tops all networks with 15 nominations while "Breaking Bad" leads all series with four nods.

[09/16/13 - 08:13 AM]
Sundance Channel's "Top of the Lake" Wins for Cinematography at the 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards
This marks the first Primetime win for Sundance Channel.

[07/22/13 - 08:23 AM]
Sundance Channel to Showcase Their Primetime Emmy(R) Nominated Miniseries with Marathon Airings of "Top of the Lake" (July 28) and "Restless" (July 31)
The former received Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and acting noms for Elisabeth Moss and Peter Mullan.

[07/19/13 - 12:54 PM]
Sundance Channel Taps Jason Momoa in a Lead Role in Original Scripted Series "The Red Road" (Formerly "The Descendants")
"The Red Road" is Sundance Channel's second wholly owned original scripted series.

[07/18/13 - 09:03 AM]
Sundance Channel Receives Record Ten Primetime Emmy(R) Nominations for Miniseries "Top of the Lake" and "Restless"
Highlights include a category nomination for "Top of the Lake" for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and acting noms for Elisabeth Moss and Peter Mullan.

[03/11/13 - 12:45 PM]
Sundance Channel Greenlights Next Original Scripted Series "The Descendants" (Working Title)
Plus: Christian Vesper has been named as Senior Vice President of Scripted Development and Current, and Jordan Helman as Director, Scripted Development and Current.

[12/17/12 - 11:02 AM]
Sundance Channel Sets March 18th Debut for "Top of the Lake," New, Original Mini-Series from Critically-Acclaimed Academy Award(R) Winner Jane Campion
Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan, David Wenham and Lucy Lawless co-star in the seven-part series.

[11/07/12 - 10:01 AM]
Sundance Channel Unveils Scripted Development Slate for 2013/2014 Season
Robert Redford, Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Wren Arthur, Dan Futterman, Anya Epstein and Ira Glass are among the featured auspices.

[10/09/12 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 9
Updates include: FX pushes "Louie" return to Spring 2014; FOX orders "Divorce Hotel" pilot; and Italia Ricci to topline ABC Family's "Terminales."

[06/29/12 - 11:04 AM]
Sundance Channel's Programming Overview for the Remainder of 2012 and the Beginning of 2013
Upcoming premieres include "Get to Work" on August 13 plus the return of "The Mortified Sessions" on October 8.

[06/25/12 - 05:41 AM]
Sundance Channel to Co-Produce Scripted Mini-Series "Restless"
Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery, Michael Gambon and Charlotte Rampling all star in the project, based on William Boyd's novel.

[05/11/12 - 06:06 AM]
Sundance Channel Unveils Non-Fiction Development Slate for 2012/2013 Season
Also on tap are new seasons of "The Mortified Sessions," "All on the Line with Joe Zee" and "Iconoclasts."

[02/20/12 - 10:43 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 20
Updates include: Mary McCormack to get "Unprofessional" for ABC; Taylor Kinney to star in NBC's "Chicago Fire"; and Peter Jacobson lands role on Showtime's "Ray Donovan."

[01/14/12 - 05:12 PM]
Sundance Channel's "Top of the Lake" Begins Production on February 7th in New Zealand
The project stars Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan and David Wenham.

[11/04/11 - 05:07 AM]
Sundance Channel Signs on to Co-Produce Jane Campion's "Top of the Lake"
Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan and David Wenham star in the seven-part project, written by Campion and Gerard Lee.







TOP OF THE LAKE (SUNDANCE)
Returns Sunday, September 10
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/18/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (6 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from SundanceTV's press release, July 2017) Following its critically-acclaimed world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, SundanceTV will debut the highly-anticipated limited series "Top of the Lake: China Girl" as a three-night special event starting Sunday, September 10 and continuing Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th at 9p/8c each evening. The network will present two hours of the six-hour story back-to-back each night with an encore presentation immediately following. "Jane Campion is a master storyteller and one of the most distinctive voices working in film and television today. 'Top of the Lake' was an enormous success for SundanceTV four years ago so we are thrilled to continue our creative partnership with Jane and present her latest television work of art as a special event on our air," said Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager, SundanceTV and Sundance Now. "In addition to the creative talent behind the camera, 'Top of the Lake: China Girl' boasts an all-star cast led by the stellar Elisabeth Moss, Gwendoline Christie, David Dencik, Ewen Leslie, Alice Englert, and Nicole Kidman, and we couldn't be prouder of their work on this limited series." In "Top of the Lake: China Girl" we see Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss) recently returned to Sydney and trying to rebuild her life. When the body of an Asian girl washes up on Bondi Beach, there appears little hope of finding the killer, until Robin realizes 'China Girl' didn't die alone. Robin looks to the investigation to restore herself, but her problems are personal. Haunted by a daughter given up at birth, Robin desperately wants to find her, yet dreads revealing the truth of her conception. But her search to learn the identity of 'China Girl' will take her into the city's darkest recesses and closer than she could have imagined to the secrets of her own heart.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· David Wenham as Bob
· Elisabeth Moss as Robin Griffin
· Holly Hunter as G.J.
· Lucy Lawless as Caroline
· Peter Mullan as Matt Mitcham
CREW INFORMATION:
· Christian Vesper as EP (Sundance)
· Emile Sherman as EP
· Garth Davis as DIR
· Gerard Lee as WRTR
· Iain Canning as EP
· Jane Campion as WRTR/DIR
· Philippa Campbell as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Escapade Pictures
· See-Saw Films