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[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 in TBA 2016 or 2017 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/18/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2016/2017 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2016-17 season (the show's second) on 3/21/16
DESCRIPTION:
(from Sundance's press release, March 2016) On the heels of the announcement that See Saw Films will be producing a second season of "Top of the Lake" in association with SundanceTV, the network is offering viewers a chance to catch-up on season one through its On-Demand services, including the SundanceTV app and website (www.sundance.tv), now through May 6. Hailing from Oscar(R) winning director Jane Campion (The Piano, Portrait of a Lady), the first installment of the series (which originally aired on the network in March 2013) won the 2013 Emmy(R) for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie, as well as the 2014 Golden Globe(R) for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for Elisabeth Moss. "Top of the Lake" also received recognition at the 2014 BAFTAs, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics Choice Television Awards, and PGA Awards, among many others. 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. In this classic mythic struggle, investigative detective Robin Griffin (Moss) must lose herself in order to find the missing girl. During the investigation, she collides with Matt Mitcham (Peter Mullan), Tui's father, a local drug lord, and G.J. (Holly Hunter, who won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Campion's The Piano), a guru at a local women's camp. As the case unfolds, in a paradise where honest work is hard to find, Robin will find that her limits are tested, sending her on a journey of self-discovery. The series also stars AFI Award(R) winning actor David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings, Australia) and Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess," "Battlestar Galactica," "Spartacus: Vengeance"), who has a cameo role as Caroline, the estranged wife of Bob, a real estate agent who crosses drug lord Matt Mitchum.
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