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WGN America's "Pure" stands out in crowded field of TV shows

Posted at 2:02 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 16:02:49-05

The series, which has already been confirmed for a second season, takes us deep inside a closed, secretive subculture through the eyes of a conflicted, good-hearted man trying to protect his family and preserve his faith. Inspired by true events, Pure is the journey of Noah Funk (Robbins), a newly elected Mennonite pastor, who is determined to rid his community of the scourge of drugs and its nefarious ties to a trans-border smuggling alliance with ruthless Mexican cocaine cartels. Just when he thinks he's won, Noah and his wife Anna (Paxton-Beesley) are thrust headlong into a desperate world of violence, greed, and betrayal.

Pure also stars A.J. Buckley (SEAL Team, Murder in the First), Rosie Perez (Rise, Search Party), Peter Outerbridge (Taken, 12 Monkeys, The Expanse) and Gord Rand (Orphan Black).