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AMC’s new crime drama is set in Seattle. Photo courtesy AMC News

Amid all the Grassroots buzz comes news Seattle is getting more Hollywood love. AMC, the TV network behind Mad Men, has announced its latest project is set in Seattle. The yet-to-be-titled crime drama "is based on the wildly successful Danish television series ‘Forbrydelsen’ and tells the story of the murder of a young girl and the subsequent police investigation," per a release.

Mireille Enos of Big Love is tapped to lead an ensemble cast of characters tangentially involved with the murder: the detectives, the victim’s family, the suspects, and politicians, including a Seattle City Council president running for mayor.

Unlike the Seattle-based Grassroots, which has been filming here for several months, AMC is taking production up nort —filming will begin in Vancouver this fall.

Keep an eye out for the 13-episode season in 2011.