Monday, February 02, 2015

Catching Their “Quarry”

I’d read in author Max Allan Collins’ blog that this project was in the works, but it seemed always to be something that was just beyond the horizon. Until this afternoon. From Deadline Hollywood:
Cinemax today officially announced an eight-episode series order to drama pilot Quarry. Production will begin March 30 on location in New Orleans and Tennessee. Created and executive produced by Graham Gordy & Michael D. Fuller. Based on the novels of Max Allan Collins, the show will be directed and executive produced by Greg Yaitanes (Banshee), along with executive producer Steve Golin (True Detective).
Quarry tells the story of Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green), a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. As he struggles to cope with his experiences at war, Conway is drawn into a network of killing and corruption that spans the length of the Mississippi River. Jodi Balfour, Peter Mullan, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Damon Herriman co-star, along with Jamie Hector, Edoardo Ballerini and Skipp Sudduth. “This nuanced and dynamic show marks an exciting moment in the evolution of inemax programming,” said HBO’s Michael Lombardo.
Collins will reportedly be involved in the Cinemax series as both an executive producer and scriptwriter.

If, like me, you’ve spent years reading this author’s books about Quarry, a “remorseless hit man” and ladies’ man, then you share with me a curiosity about what television might do with the character. Fingers crossed for the best!

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