Long will play Bille Page, “the hard charging wife of district attorney Adam Page, played by actor Damon Gupton (Prime Suspect, Deadline).
As the network describes it, “The Divide is an exploration of personal morality and how all people – especially ambitious people – struggle with the shades of grey found in the absence of a simple, ordered moral universe.”
“The show probes how truth coexists in the modern justice system alongside ambition, ethics, politics and race. As an impassioned case worker with The Innocence Initiative, Christine Rosa delves into the case of a death-row inmate she believes was wrongly convicted of a young family’s heinous murder 11 years earlier. She chases down new evidence in a search for the truth and confronts an equally passionate district attorney, Adam Page, whose view of justice is colored by shades of grey. Throughout the journey, Christine and Adam’s pasts resurface as they are faced with the question of one man’s guilt or innocence intertwined with their own personal histories.”
The series was written by the award-winning and Academy® Award and Emmy® Award nominated Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra, The Fisher King, Water for Elephants, The Ref, The Bridges of Madison County) and co-created by LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn (Scandal, Conviction, Justified, Damages, Dexter, A Walk on the Moon).
The series has already begun production in Toronto. Eight, one-hour, episodes is set to premiere on WE tv in 2014.
(Photo: WE tv/Marta Elena Vassilakis)