Oscar Isaac looks set to continue his small-screen streak by following up Moon Knight and Scenes from a Marriage with Amazon’s crime-thriller Helltown.
According to Variety the 8-episode series will be directed by All Quiet on the Western Front‘s Ed Berger, and star Oscar Isaac as world-renowned author Kurt Vonnegut, focusing on his life before he was famous.
Based on the book of the same name by Casey Sherman, Helltown‘s official synopsis reads “In 1969 Kurt was a struggling novelist and car salesman living life with his wife and five children on Cape Cod. When two women disappear and are later discovered murdered underneath the sand dunes on the outskirts of Provincetown, Kurt becomes obsessed and embroiled in the chilling hunt for a serial killer and forms a dangerous bond with the prime suspect.”
Kurt Vonnegut was an American writer and humourist known for his satirical and darkly humorous novels, such as Player Piano and Slaughterhouse-five. In a career stretching over 50 years, he published fourteen novels, three short-story collections, five plays, and five nonfiction works.
The Academy Award winning Berger has also directed episodes of top-tier television such as Your Honor and The Terror, and will also Executive Produce Helltown, while Severance‘s Mohamad El Masri will act as showrunner and writer.