Jane Campion's Top of the Lake will premiere on the Sundance Channel on March 18, and today we get our first trailer for the seven-part crime miniseries starring Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter, who looks like some kick-ass, magical old witch with her long silvery hair. Or maybe she just looks like Jane Campion.
The show seems impossibly beautiful, set in the wild mountains of New Zealand. Here's a synopsis:
12 years old and 5 months pregnant, Tui Mitcham walks into a freezing lake … then disappears. Detective Robin Griffin returns home to investigate, but it’s not a simple missing persons case. In this breathtaking but remote mountain town, there are evil forces as powerful as the land itself. And those who offer a glimpse of paradise also provide a path to hell. Trapped where happiness and honest work are just out of reach, Griffin must not only find the girl but also face her own haunting past. With the men that she once left behind now standing in her way, every step closer to solving the case unearths a dangerous truth about herself.
Lucy Lawless and David Wenham co-star. I'm on board. The trailer is chilling and melancholy, and Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter are two tremendous performers. Plus, you know. Jane Campion.