Director Jonathan Glazer’s cult 2000 crime film Sexy Beast looks to be heading to the small screen, with Deadline reporting that Anonymous Content and Paramount Television are working on a TV prequel series.
The potential series is being written by Michael Caleo (The Sopranos, Rescue Me) and is set to explore the origins of Gal Dove, Don Logan and Teddy Bass, portrayed by Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley and Ian McShane in the movie.
According to Deadline’s report, it will “tell the story of up-and-coming criminal Gal Dove as he forms a partnership with Don Logan, starts working for criminal mastermind Teddy Bass and meets and falls in love with adult film star DeeDee — his future wife. Gal is a brilliant thief and Don is a vicious gangster, and the series will explore the pair’s complicated relationship as Gal finds himself descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s.”
In addition to writing, Caleo will also executive produce the series with Louis Mellis and David Scinto, screenwriters on the film, as well as Nicole Clemens and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content.