Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Paramount+ Picks Up Prequel Series to 'Sexy Beast'

Paramount+ has today given a series order to the original international drama series Sexy Beast - a prequel to the 2000 feature film of the same name.

The drama will follow Gal Dove and Don Logan - played in the film by Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley, respectively - as they descend into London's criminal underbelly during the volatile 1990s.

Michael Caleo developed the drama. Viacom International Studios and Chapter One will produce.

A prequel to the feature film was previously given a series order in 2019 at Paramount Network. It was scrapped a year later in 2020. The deal announced today was the first confirmation that the series was still in development at the studio. Caleo was attached to the former series as well - even though it was to be produced by Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content.