Thursday, September 16, 2021

Netflix Picks Up Drama 'Jigsaw' Starring Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega and Rufus Sewell

Netflix has today given a series order to the original drama series Jigsaw starring Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul, The Mandalorian). Production has already begun in Brooklyn for a 2022 premiere.

Spanning 24 years, the drama centers around the largest heist ever attempted, and the vengeance, scheming, loyalties and betrayals that surround it. It's loosely inspired by the real-life story where seventy billion dollars in bonds went missing in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy.

The series consists of eight parts ranging from 24 years before the heist to 1 year post-heist and takes a non-linear approach to storytelling that builds intrigue and suspense, with the viewers being in control.

In addition to Esposito, the drama stars Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney and Niousha Noor.

Eric Garcia created the drama. He will executive produce with Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Jordan Sheehan, Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Justin Levy, Russell Fine and director Jose Padilha. Scott Free Productions and Automatik Entertainment will produce.