Apple TV Plus has given a straight-to-series order to a detective drama series from Team Downey, an American production company founded by Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr., and Adam Perlman.
The yet-to-be-titled series is based on the Toronto Life article “The Sting” written by journalist Michael Lista, who will co-executive produce the show, according to Variety’s exclusive report.
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.
The series will be executive produced by Robert Downey Jr. with Susan Downey and Amanda Burrell of Team Downey. Downey Jr. could possibly be seen in a supporting role in the detective drama. Adam Perlman, whose drama series include “Billions” and “The Good Wife,” will serve as a writer and executive producer as well.