Thursday, March 18, 2021

Spectrum Orders 10 Episodes of Drama 'Joe Pickett' Starring Michael Dorman

Spectrum has today given a series order to the original drama series Joe Pickett starring Michael Dorman (Patriot, For All Mankind). Based on the novel by C.J. Box, the drama will produce 10 episodes for its first season. Production will begin soon in Calgary.

A game warden (Dorman) and his family navigate the changing political and socio-economic climate in a small rural town in Wyoming. Surrounded by rich history and vast wildlife, the township hides decades of schemes and secrets that are yet to be uncovered. 

Waco creators John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle developed the drama. They will executive produce with Box, Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher. Paramount Television Studios and Red Wagon Entertainment will produce.

"C.J. Box's brilliant and beloved Joe Pickett novels draw you in with the quiet beauty of the Wyoming setting, but it's the characters that keep you riveted in their complexity, passion and unique points of view - for better or worse," said Katherine Pope, Head of Spectrum Originals. "Michael has the intensity, humanity and humor that Joe Pickett demands, and we couldn't have better partners in the incredible John Erick and Drew Dowdle, Paramount Television Studios and Red Wagon Entertainment to bring this world to life."

"We fell in love with C.J. Box's Joe Pickett novels because of their nuanced take on morality in a morally ambiguous world," added the Dowdles. "We became fascinated with Joe's obsession with the ideas of truth, fairness and the order of things, and perhaps even more fascinated with the trauma that made him that way. These days, there is so much to relate to in the Pickett family's desire for a simpler life, and also in the notion that unresolved elements of our past tend to follow us wherever we go. Spending the last few years with the Pickett family has been one of the great joys of our careers, and we couldn't be more excited to bring them to life on screen."