“Sexy Beast” is coming to television.
Paramount Network has ordered a series adaptation of the 2000 crime drama, which starred Ben Kingsley as a gangster who threatens retired criminal Gal Dove (Ray Winstone) into a heist job.Variety reports that the series will tell the origin story of Gal Dove, a brilliant thief who finds himself descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s.
It will explore the early days of Gal’s complicated relationship with Don Logan (Kingsley’s character), 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.
The 10-episode first season comes from writer Michael Caleo (“The Sopranos,” “Rescue Me”) and director Karyn Kusama (“Destroyer”).
Paramount Network is ramping up its drama slate. It’s currently airing the second season of the Kevin Costner-starring “Yellowstone,” and recently ordered “Coyote” with Michael Chiklis.
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