At its core, the series 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 stars Marin Ireland ("Homeland," "The Killing," "Law & Order," "Mildred Pierce"), as Christine Rosa, and Damon Gupton ("Prime Suspect," "Deadline"), as Adam Page. The cast also includes Joe Anderson ("Across the Universe," "The Grey," "The River"), Aunjanue Ellis ("Ray," "The Help," "The Mentalist"), Clarke Peters ("The Wire," "Treme," "Person of Interest") and Paul Schneider ("Lars and the Real Girl," "Water for Elephants," "Parks and Recreation").
"The Divide" is produced by AMC Studios. The pilot is written by 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 ("Conviction," "Justified," "Damages," "Dexter," "A Walk on the Moon"), who directed the pilot. The pair will executive produce along with Emmy Award winner John Tinker ("The Practice," "Chicago Hope") who will also serve as executive producer and showrunner on the project. Andrew Sugerman ("Shopgirl," "Conviction") will co-executive produce.