Steve McQueen Is Developing His First TV Project At HBO & It Already Sounds Great
You know HBO's whole tagline, "It's not TV, it's HBO"? If they keep bringing on big name directors like this guy, that'll really be true. According to Deadline, 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen is developing a TV series for HBO, which is described as a drama — his first project for television ever.
Not much info is available about the project yet — as of now, it doesn't even have a title — but it's said to follow "a young African-American man’s experience entering New York high society, with a past that may not be what it seems," and is being described as Six Degrees of Separation meets Shame.
So, a con artist hanging out with rich people on the Upper East Side who secretly harbored a massive sex addiction in the past? Am I close? I think I'm close. The project will also carry McQueen's "signature style of provocative filmmaking," which probably means a lot of beautiful wide shots of the NYC skyline and surrounding rivers. Color me intrigued.
World War Z co-writer Matthew Michael Carnahan and Russell Simmons will executive produce, and Oscar-winning producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman will produce. As the project is still in the early stages of development, casting is still underway.