With one project already in development at Hulu, Kerry Washington has signed on for another TV series for the streamer. She has the limited series Little Fires Everywhere, costarring Reese Witherspoon, set to bow on the streaming service later this year, and Washington now has added an adaptation of the graphic novel Old City Blues to her Hulu repertoire. So, what is this project about and who else is on board? Here is what you need to know.
Kerry Washington is set to star in and executive produce the futuristically timed drama, whose comic source material was set quite a few years into the future; 2048, to be exact. Adapted for live-action by A Private War screenwriter Arash Amel, Old City Blues takes place in the fictional New Athens, a city which rests in the country formerly known as Greece. The city has become overrun by high-tech criminals who traffic in smuggling and drugs. Also residing in New Athens are corrupt politicians and powerful corporations.
The characters that the story follows around New Athens are members of the New Athens Special Police. Their task? To keep the city stable following the death of the cyborg founder of a tech company. According to THR, Kerry Washington's role has unfortunately not been specified. With the story rich in so many possible avenues, though, it will be interesting to learn where she ends up in the comic's tale.
Kerry Washington playing one of the characters in the police force sounds like a very cool and potentially kick-ass avenue for the Scandal star. It sounds like there is potential for a murder mystery in this plot, too, so maybe Washington's character will do some investigating as well.
While the project is still in the development stage, there are quite a few signs that things are moving along quite well on the project. Original Pirates of the Caribbean helmer Gore Verbinski has signed on to direct. With Kerry Washington and Verbinski on board, this is sizing up to be a powerhouse offering, both in front of and behind the camera. Additionally, Outcast's Chris Black is signed on to be the potential showrunner, and Undergound's Allison Davis will write the script.
With so much already laid out as foundation, it would be surprising if Old City Blues does not get off the ground. Here is hoping it does. Old City Blues sound like an exciting project for Kerry Washington. The sky is pretty much the limit on this one and as fans learn more about the specifics surrounding her role that excitement is only bound to grow even more intense.
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