Rogue (TV series)

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Rogue
Rogue (TV) logo.jpg
Genre Crime Drama
Thriller
Action
Created by Matthew Parkhill
Starring
Opening theme "Too Tough to Die" by Martina Topley-Bird (season 1)
"Sorrowing Man" by City and Colour (season 2)
"Top Shelf Drug" by Ryan Bingham (season 3)
Composer(s) Jeff Toyne
Country of origin Canada
United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 50 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s) Vancouver, British Columbia
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Audience
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original release April 3, 2013 (2013-04-03) – May 24, 2017 (2017-05-24)
External links
Website

Rogue is a police drama television series starring Thandie Newton. Though set in Northern California, the series is filmed in Vancouver. A Canadian-British co-production, the series was co-commissioned by DirecTV's Audience network, and the Canadian premium services The Movie Network and Movie Central.[1]

The series aired from April 3, 2013, through May 24, 2017.

Premise[edit]

Grace Travis begins as a San Jose police officer working undercover in Oakland to bring down Jimmy Laszlo's criminal enterprise. After Grace's son is murdered, she and Jimmy discover they have a common purpose.

In the second season, Grace takes a new job as a handler for an FBI task force investigating corporate espionage in San Francisco. When a female undercover operative goes missing, Grace is forced undercover where she meets Ethan, a charming and enigmatic security consultant who might be responsible for the disappearance, or even death, of the operative.

In the third season, Grace is convinced that Ethan is key to her survival and goes to Chicago. There, Ethan infiltrates the firm of notorious attorney and power broker, Marty Stein, whose dealings are shown to extend into one of Chicago's most feared gangs. Meanwhile, Ethan meets Marlon Dinard, a respectable, high-end store owner, who also seems to have more going on than meets the eye. Ethan tracks him and his half-sister Talia. When a reporter who nearly discovers the depths of Marty's empire winds up dead, Federal Agent Harper Deakins investigates his death. Grace and Ethan work together to bring down those who murdered her son and have Ethan under their thumb. A powerful conspiracy that connects the white-collar boardrooms to the gangs of Chicago is ultimately revealed.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Thandie Newton as Grace Travis (Regular Seasons 1–2, Recurring Season 3): a rogue undercover cop whose career path has taken a toll on her personal life. She is Evie's mother and estranged wife of Tom.
  • Cole Hauser as Ethan Kelly (Regular Seasons 2–4): a college-educated ex-soldier who, as an overseas military contractor, was the leader of a gang of four who stole a large sum of money from the U.S. government. At the end of series two he is blackmailed by the general who catches him and decides to work for the general (series three) rather than confess and expose the conspiracy. In the fourth season he falls into a hellish labyrinth of criminality and betrayal by the police.
  • Sarah Jeffery as Evie Travis (Regular Seasons 1–2, Recurring Season 3): Grace's feisty but caring teenage daughter.
  • Kavan Smith as Tom Travis (Season 1–2): Grace's ex-husband.
  • Ian Tracey as Lucas "Mitch" Mitchel (Season 1): Detective of the Santa Fe PD investigating Sam Travis death. He helps her investigate "off-book", and is one of Grace's only long-term friends.
  • Marton Csokas as Jimmy Laszlo (Season 1): Head of the Laszlo family, and known mob leader.
  • Joshua Sasse as Alec Laszlo (Season 1, Recurring Season 2): First son of Jimmy Laszlo with a violent history.
  • Matthew Beard as Max Laszlo (Season 1): Jimmy Laszlo second son, business school graduate, just released from prison.
  • Leah Gibson as Cathy Laszlo (Season 1): Wife of Alex Laszlo.
  • Ian Hart as Buddy Wilson (Season 1): An Oakland PD detective with an unconventional investigating method who helps Grace and Mitch.
  • Jarod Joseph as Nicholas Fleming (Season 1): A young detective of the Oakland Police Department.
  • Claudia Ferri as Sophia Hernandez (Season 1): Lieutenant of the Oakland Police Department.
  • Andrea Roth as Leni Kastner (Season 2): An FBI Special Agent and second in command in the task force, she is Grace's handler. She continues to believe in Grace and is instrumental in exposing the conspiracy. Ultimately she turns against Grace, deciding to not expose the conspiracy and cover-up.
  • Clare Higgins as Vivian Travis (Season 2): Grace's estranged mother.
  • Alec Newman as Ray Williams (Season 2): A member of Ethan Kelly's platoon.
  • Brendan Fletcher as Brian "Spud" Cacelle (Season 2): A member of Ethan Kelly's platoon, he suffers from PTSD.
  • Cindy Sampson as Sophie Hale (Season 3).
  • Sarah Carter as DEA Agent Harper Deakins (Season 3): A member of a federal task force formed to control Chicago's gang problem whose unwillingness to back down exposes a vast conspiracy. She is killed by Mia.
  • Derek Luke as Marlon Dinard (Season 3): a respectable owner of a chandelier store who is also the head of a Chicago gang
  • Bianca Lawson as Talia Freeman (Season 3): Marlon's half-sister who seeks to make a name for her own self, but her rash behavior constantly draws Marlon's attention
  • Michael Murphy as George Kelly (Season 3): Ethan's father.
  • Richard Schiff as Marty Stein (Regular Season 3, Recurring Season 4): a powerful Chicago lawyer that represents CEOs, judges, the Chicago Bulls, and mobsters, while having them all in his back pocket.
  • Ashley Greene as Mia Rochland (Season 3–4): in season four Mia seeks revenge and will stop at nothing to make Ethan pay for double-crossing her. She was shot by Sadie and later killed by Patrick.
  • Sergio Di Zio as Patrick Finnegan (Season 3–4): A Chicago police detective, Harper Deakins' partner on the federal task force. Seeks revenge on Mia for Harper's death.
  • Meaghan Rath as Clea Annou (Season 4): a sharp San Francisco police detective with relentless dedication to her job and her family.
  • Neal McDonough as Casey Oaks (Season 4): a dirty detective in San Francisco, working in support of Ombello.
  • Kristin Lehman as Theresa Archer (Season 4): Ombello`s CEO, a management consultant firm who provides trafficked girls to their clients.

Recurring[edit]

  • Martin Donovan as Richard Campbell (Seasons 1–3): A corrupt Deputy Chief of Police, he plays the gangs against each other.
  • Aleksa Palladino as Sarah Finnelly (Season 2–3): An undercover agent who disappear at the start of series two. It's then discover than she stole a large amount of cash off her mark after being forced into sex with him by her superiors. She manages to leverage the government to keep her freedom and her job. During series three she helps Grace.
  • Clayne Crawford as Danny 'Cheat' Chetowski (Season 2): The first of the gang to die, he starts using the money which puts the gang at risk of detection - along with his drug taking.
  • Rupert Evans as Elliot Howe (Season 2): Head of the task force investigating Excelsior Intelligence. He cannot reconcile not knowing why they are investigating, with his position in the "need to know" chain.
  • Brian Markinson as Lloyd Roberts (Season 3): senior aide to DOD General Howard and his handler for Ethan.
  • April Telek as Donna Williams (Seasons 2-4): Ray's wife.
  • Kevin Hanchard as Nate Lowry (Seasons 3-4): Deakins and Finnegan's superior officer.
  • Peter James Bryant as Captain Frank Sleader (Season 4): Clea Annou's superior officer, a captain in San Francisco police.
  • Tom Butler as Monty Annou (Season 4): Clea Annou's father who owns a restaurant.
  • Emmanuelle Vaugier as Regan Faulkner (Season 4): Ethan's longtime friend, she is assistant district attorney.
  • Eve Harlow as Sadie (Season 4): Mia's ex-lover who resides in San Francisco. It is revealed that she had helped Mia hack into the NSA and as a result spent 16 months in jail because she refused to give up Mia’s name in exchange for probation. She was also raped while in jail. Sadie ended up siding with Ethan and she betrayed Mia by shooting her in the back and leaving her to get murdered by Patrick Finnegan.

Production[edit]

The series' ten-episode second season aired from May 28 through July 30, 2014.[2][3] On August 12, 2014, DirecTV renewed the series for 20 additional episodes.[4] On August 1, 2016 Rogue was renewed for a fourth and final season by Audience, which premiered March 22, 2017.[5]

Reception[edit]

Rogue received mixed reviews. Review aggregator site, Metacritic, gave the first season a "mixed or average" score of 47 out of 100, based on 14 critics.[6] On another review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes, it held a 38% rating with an average rating of 4.9 out of 10, based on eight reviews.[7]

Broadcast[edit]

In Australia, the series premiered on 3 August 2015 on SoHo,[8] while in Bulgaria it premiered on 11 April 2017 on VIVACOM Arena - VIVACOM's own 24/7 movie channel.[9]

Episodes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thandie Newton Goes Rogue Sexy Suspense Drama From The Movie Network and Movie Central Premieres April 3". Corus Entertainment. January 9, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 11, 2013). "DirecTV's 'Rogue' Renewed For Season 2". Deadline Hollywood.
  3. ^ "DirecTV's 'Rogue' Season 2 Premiere Set For May 28". Deadline Hollywood. March 18, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 12, 2014). "DirecTV's 'Rogue' Gets Two-Season Renewal". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 1, 2016). "'Rogue' Renewed By AT&T For Fourth & Final Season; Meaghan Rath Joins Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Rogue: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  7. ^ "Rogue: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  8. ^ Purcell, Charles (July 30, 2015). "New this week (Aug 3): Rogue, Jonathan Strange, Bitten, 7 Days In Hell and live sport". The Green Room. Archived from the original on July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  9. ^ "Хитовият сериал ROGUE с премиера само по VIVACOM Arena". standartnews.com (in Bulgarian). Standart News Agency. Retrieved 10 April 2017.

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