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A series adaptation of the 2000 movie “Sexy Beast” has been ordered to series at Paramount Network, Variety has learned exclusively.
The series will tell the origin story of Gal Dove (played in the film by Ray Winstone), a brilliant thief who finds himself descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s. The series will explore the early days of Gal’s complicated relationship with Don Logan (played in the film by Ben Kingsley), a vicious gangster with whom Gal forms a partnership, the beginnings of his association with criminal mastermind Teddy Bass (played in the film by Ian McShane), and how Gal met and fell in love with DeeDee (played in the film by Amanda Redman), an adult film star who would become his wife.
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Paramount Network has ordered a 10-episode first season. Michael Caleo will serve as writer and executive producer on the series, with Karyn Kusama set to direct and executive produce under her Familystyle production banner. Familystyle’s Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay will also executive produce along with Louis Mellis and David Scinto, who were the screenwriters on the film. Keith Cox, president of development and production for Paramount Network and TV Land, and Lauren Ruggiero, vice president of development for Paramount Network, will oversee the series...
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