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Paramount Network Greenlights ‘Sexy Beast’ Series

Paramount Network will develop a new series, Sexy Beast, based on the 2000 film of the same name, the network announced Thursday.

The series, produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, tells the origin story of Gal Dove, a brilliant thief who finds himself descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s, according to the network. 

Michael Caleo (The Sopranos) will serve as executive producer for the series along with Karyn Kusama Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay (Destroyer), as well as original Sexy Beast film screenwriters Louis Mellis and David Scinto.

“We’re thrilled Sexy Beast is joining our robust scripted slate of originals. We were impressed with Michael Caleo’s craft of the prequel, bringing these strong characters back to life for TV audiences, and with the exceptional style Karyn Kusama plans to bring to this series,” said Keith Cox, President, Development and Production, Paramount Network and TV Land. “We’re also honored to team with our sister studio Paramount Television in collaborating on this exciting project.”