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The Divide: Season 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: A topical and incisive look at the inner workings of the justice system, The Divide is a powerful mystery series with an intriguing political subtext.


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In the first season of this legal drama, Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland), an impassioned caseworker with the Innocence Initiative, tries to exonerate Terry Kucik (Joe Anderson), a man she believes was wrongly convicted of brutally killing an African American family in their Philadelphia home. As she embarks on a tricky and complicated search to find the real killer, her quest for justice puts her at odds with the city's corrupt and powerful. She faces opposition from prominent district attorney Adam Page (Damon Gupton), who built his career and reputation on this case, and fears that someone is trying to take all that away from him. As he struggles between doing what is right and doing what is best for his family's future, he worries about the influence a crooked bigwig has on his wife Billie (Nia Long), a corporate lawyer, and his father Isaiah (Clarke Peters), who is the police commissioner. Meanwhile, it is revealed early on that Christine has a deeply personal motive for seeing Terry's conviction overturned: Her own dad is on death row for a murder she's convinced he didn't commit.


Marin Ireland
as Christine Rosa
Damon Gupton
as Adam Page
Nia Long
as Billie Page
Paul Schneider
as Clark Rylance
Joe Anderson (VI)
as Terry Kaminski, Terry Kucik
Clarke Peters
as Isaiah Page
Billy Magnussen
as Eric Zale
Kenneth Welsh
as Stanley Zale
Robert Craighead
as Prison Official
John Bedford Lloyd
as Victor Rosa
Kenneth Welsh
as Stanley Zale
Jan Maxwell
as Maxine Rosa
Britne Oldford
as Jenny Butler
Jahmil French
as Trey Page
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Critic Reviews for The Divide: Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8)

The Divide is a show about a highly racial crime, but it does not utilize race pruriently or simplistically.

July 28, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

. The issues on The Divide are well worth pursuing.

July 16, 2014 | Full Review…

The Divide needs to be on your must-watch list.

September 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Death penalty drama is mature and violent.

September 2, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It makes the common mistake of cable dramas from networks just starting out: confusing a compelling job with a compelling character

July 17, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

[It] succeeds by one of the few network dramas to even address contemporary racial tensions. The two hour premiere will satisfy you, and make you glad it's coming back for more.

July 16, 2014 | Full Review…

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