SundanceTV Unveils Premiere for ‘Top of the Lake: China Girl’ and More

SundanceTV has unveiled a whole host of premiere dates for its upcoming schedule.

Most important among the announcement is the premiere date of Top of the Lake: China Girl, which will air on September 10 at 9pm. Top of the Lake is SundanceTV’s most prestigious current project, with Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The Handmaid’s Tale) reprising her role as complex Detective Robin Griffin. The series, which is set in New Zealand and examines the abuse of women and children, will return for three episodes. Jane Campion serves as showrunner for the series, her first television project since An Angel at My Table in 1990.

There are a host of other shows on the SundanceTV roster as well, however.

One such series is Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders, which will take place as a two-part event on November 18 and 19 at 9pm. The subject matter of the series will focus on the titular family, who were all the subject of Truman Capote’s genre defining true crime masterpiece In Cold Blood. With this series, however, SundanceTV is seeking to tell a more complete version of the story, featuring commentary from the first hand accounts of those who actually knew the family.

Liar, which premieres on September 27 at 10pm, is about a teacher who begins dating a surgeon. An as-yet unspecified event sets off a chain of events and vile accusations that destroy both of their lives. Liar stars Ioan Gruffudd and Jane Froggatt.

The final addition to SundanceTV is Unspeakable, a series about Canada’s tainted blood scandal in the 80’s. Robert C. Cooper, who is serving as showrunner, has created the narrative by weaving together two non-fiction books, The Gift of Death by Andre Picard and Bad Blood by Vic Parsons, to tell a singular story about the rise of HIV and Hepatitis C in Canada. This tragedy would infect thousands, including Cooper himself, hence his passion for the project.

Which of these series are you most excited for?

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