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SundanceTV Announces Premiere Date For ‘TOP OF THE LAKE GIRL: CHINA GIRL’

July 30, 2017

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SundanceTV has announced the premiere for the hit detective series TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL starring Elisabeth Moss, Gwendoline Christie and Nicole Kidman, for Sunday, September 10.

The three-part series will run from Sept. 10 through Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Co-written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, with Campion and Ariel Kleiman co-directing. The series is produced by See-Saw Films for BBC Two in association with BBC One and Foxtel in Australia, BBC UKTV in New Zealand, SundanceTV/Hulu in the US, ARTE in France and BBC Worldwide.

As part of this year’s Television Critics Association (TCA) panel, Moss revealed the challenges for this season.

“For me, this season is so much about motherhood, and Robin’s, sort of, main challenge is to figure out how she’s going to be a mother to Mary, essentially somebody who is a stranger. And, you know, she is not even necessarily a friend. She knows nothing about her, and yet she has to kind of figure out what their relationship is. So that’s the kind of main challenge for her.

Robin is, the entire season, faced with her own ideas of how life should be being challenged by Gwen’s character Miranda, by Alice’s character Mary, and by Nicole’s character Julia. They are just constantly pushing her button and challenging her, and she has to kind of– the most important thing for her is to solve this case. It’s always the most important thing for her. And then in typical TOP OF THE LAKE fashion, of course, the personal always kind of lines with the political, and she has to kind of figure out both.”

In this limited season 2, Detective Robin Griffin (Moss) recently has returned to Sydney and is trying to rebuild her life. When the body of an Asian girl washes up on Bondie Beach, there appears little hope of finding the killer, until Griffin realizes “China Girl” didn’t die alone. The detective looks to the investigation to restore herself, but her problems are personal. Haunted by a daughter given up at birth, Griffin desperately wants to find her but dreads revealing the truth of her conception. But her search to discover “China Girl”‘s identity will take her into the city’s darkest recesses and closer than she could have imagined to the secrets of her own heart.

Starring Elisabeth Moss, Gwendoline Christie, David Dencik, Alice Englert, Ewan Leslie and Nicole Kidman.


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