Gore Verbinski is set to direct Kerry Washington (Scandal) in Hulu‘s adaptation of the Boom Studios graphic novel, Old City Blues, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Washington will also executive produce the drama, which will have a script by Arash Amel.
Published in 2011, Old City Blues was written by Giannis Milonogiannis and is described as follows:
“The year is 2048. Southeastern Europe. Built on the ruins of the country once known as Greece, New Athens is a city crawling with life – low-life, that is. From mech smugglers and drug dealers, to corrupt politicians and all-too-powerful corporations, the city is at the mercy of high-tech criminals. And it’s up to Solano, Thermidor, and the rest of the New Athens Special Police to keep the city in order. When the cybernetically augmented founder of a tech corporation called Hayashi is found murdered, it seems to be just another case of cyborg persecution. But Hayashi Corporation’s strange response to the incident raises suspicion in Solano and the Special Police. The mystery they unravel will lead them straight into the wasteland of the Old City.”
The trade says that a writers room has been set up for the Entertainment One series, with Chris Black (Outcast) set to serve as showrunner and he will executive produce alongside Amel, who will write with Allison Davis.
Washington will executive produce alongside her Simpson Street’s Pilar Savone. Verbinski will also executive produce via his Blink Wink Productions.