FOX is developing the drama series “King Of Sting” based on the true story of Carlos Sagastume, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala who became the most successful undercover operative in DEA history.
eOne and Imagine Television are producing the project penned by Dave Kalstein (“Quantico”) who will executive produce alongside Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Samie Falvey. Carlos risked his life infiltrating the inner circles of the world’s most dangerous criminals while trying to keep his marriage together and raise his kids in Miami.
The series will be based on Damien Lewis’ book “Operation Relentless” which chronicles the takedown of Viktor Bout, an ex-Soviet officer turned arms dealer known as the Merchant of Death. Sagastume was the star witness at Bout’s 2011 trial.