Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Greatest Hits?

This coming Friday evening, September 9, will bring the American television premiere of Quarry, based on Max Allan Collins’ long-running series about a Vietnam vet who becomes a hit man. Network Cinemax’s initial order was for eight weekly episodes, starring Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, and Peter Mullan.

While there’s no telling yet whether a sophomore season of this 1970s-set crime drama will be commissioned, Collins pronounces the opening installments “excellent.” Season One, he explains, is “essentially an extended origin story of how returning Marine Mac Conway (the character’s real name, according to the show anyway) becomes hit man Quarry.” Collins goes on in this new blog post to recount the history of his series protagonist and how Quarry was revived in a big way after what he thought would be only four books.

You can watch a trailer for this new Cinemax series here.

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