Starz has set an October premiere date for the small screen version of the Oscar-winning drama "Crash."
"Crash," the first original drama entertainment series from Starz Entertainment, will premiere on the premium cable network on Friday, Oct. 17 in the 10 p.m. ET time slot.
Starz summarized the ensemble cast by saying the drama "features a disparate group of Los Angelenos, including maverick record producer Ben Cendars ( Dennis Hopper); impulsive cop Kenny Battaglia (Ross McCall); his actress-turned-police officer partner Bebe Arcel (Arlene Tur); frustrated Brentwood mom Christine Emory (Clare Carey); her pre-bust real-estate developer husband Peter Emory ( D.B. Sweeney); former gang member-turned-EMT Eddie Choi (Brian Tee); Ben's street-smart driver Anthony Adams (Jocko Sims); illegal Guatemalan immigrant Cesar Uman (Luis Chavez); and cocky, hot-tempered detective Axel Finet (Nick E. Tarabay)."
The characters collide into each other in a variety of ways and misery ensues.
Although the series is set in and around Los Angeles, "Crash" is shooting in New Mexico.
Starz has ordered 13 episodes of "Crash."
Co-produced by Lionsgate, "Crash" will be overseen by "The Shield" veteran Glen Mazzara, with the feature's Oscar-winning scribes Bobby Moresco and Paul Haggis serving as executive producers.