The Mennonite Crime Drama is Back!
Ric catches up with series stars Ryan Robbins and Alex Paxton-Beesley about their unconventional and compelling series, returning for a second season on WGN America, Tuesdays at 10/9C.
Award winning actor Ryan Robbins currently stars in Facebook Watch’s groundbreaking new series, Sacred Lies. His feature film credits include Warcraft: The Beginning, In the Shack, opposite Sam Worthington, and Life on the Line, opposite John Travolta. His countless TV credits include roles on The Good Doctor, Deadly Class, Snowpiercer and Battlestar Galactica.
Alex Paxton-Beesley most recently starred in the second season of Cardinal. She first came to audiences’ attention for her role in Copper, and followed with a recurring role on Guillermo del Toro’s series
The Stain. Her other TV and film credits include The Listener, Private
Eyes, Minority Report, Wynonna Earp, Warehouse 13, The Firm, Impulse and Murdoch Mysteries, among others.
Inspired by true events, season two of WGN America’s Pure picks up with Anna (Paxton-Beesley) going it alone after Noah disappears for a year. As the new head of her home, Anna finds herself doing what she needs to do in order to protect her family, even if it means reorganizing the cocaine pipeline while answering to the Mexican cartel’s boss. In an attempt to shield her children from their involvement with the drug cartel, Anna finds herself in the very center of the drug ring she and Noah (Robbins) attempted to take down.
Season one of the series took 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, a committed Mennonite pastor, whom with his strong-willed wife, Anna Funk, are determined to rid their community of the scourge of drugs and its nefarious ties to a trans-border smuggling alliance with ruthless Mexican cocaine cartels. Despite their greatest efforts, Noah and Anna found themselves thrust headlong into a desperate world of violence, greed, and betrayal. Alyson Hannigan joins the series as a recurring guest star.
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