LA Based True Crime Anthology Series ‘Major Crimes’ In Development From David Ayer, Tucker Tooley & eOne
David Ayer and Chris Long’s production company Cedar Park, Tooley Entertainment and Entertainment One have joined forces to develop a new Los Angeles based true crime anthology series titled ‘Major Crimes’ it has been announced.
The series will follow the most daring heists, robberies, and crimes in LA’s history. As you might expect from an anthology series, each season would be based around a single crime and take an in-depth look at both the detectives and criminals behind the case.
“We are thrilled to bring our partners at Cedar Park and Tooley Entertainment together on this talent-rich project that dives into Los Angeles’ rich history,” commented Peter Micelli, eOne’s chief strategy officer.
What is particularly interesting about the drama is the talent they have lined up behind the cameras. Chris Collins, whose previous work includes ‘The Wire’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’, and ‘The Man in the High Castle’, is set to write the script and serve as showrunner. Collins was also screenwriter on ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’, and is set as showrunner on the tv spin-off series ‘The Continental’. Joining him to direct several episodes will be Christian Gudegast, writer-director of ‘Den of Thieves’ (produced by Tooley Entertainment) and writer of ‘London Has Fallen’.
“Christian Gudegast is an absolute master of the crime genre and I’m excited to reunite with him, joined by David Ayer and Chris Long, whose style is aligned with Christian’s with their celebrated brand of hyper-realistic storytelling,” adds Tucker Tooley of Tooley Entertainment.
Tooley Entertainment are the people behind movies such as ‘Hunter Killer’, ‘Den of Thieves’, and the upcoming ‘Den of Thieves 2’. Cedar Park Entertainment is currently putting the finishing touches to the film ‘The Tax Collector’, written and directed by David Ayer, whose previous work includes ‘Training Day’, ‘End of Watch’, ‘Suicide Squad’ and Netflix film ‘Bright’. Ayer is currently working a sequel to ‘Bright’, along with the tv series ‘Deputy’ starring Stephen Dorff for Fox.
“To collaborate with another LA native filmmaker like David, someone I’ve long admired, is an honour,” said Gudegast. “He and his partner Chris share Tucker and my passion for telling authentic stories that examine the endlessly fascinating criminal landscapes of Southern California, which we believe to be the world capital of gangsterism.”
As ‘Major Crimes’ is only in development at the moment, there is no broadcaster attached and may not go to series, but we’ll let you know if and when we hear more.
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