Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a drama that hails from Adam Perlman as well as Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey’s Team Downey production company, reports Variety.
The Downeys and Amanda Burrell will executive produce on behalf of Team Downey, with Robert Downey Jr. also potentially playing a supporting role. Perlman will serve as writer and executive producer. Michael Lista will co-executive produce.
Here’s Variety’s summary of the series, which is planned for Apple TV+: The series is based on Lista’s Toronto Life article “The Sting.” It follows a frustrated Canadian detective who takes on a decades-old cold case in hopes of winning a confession and becoming a hero. The case quickly spirals out of control when the undercover cop attempts an elaborate sting, adding playacting cops, taxpayer resources, and an unexpected friendship with the peculiar target.
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