Fuqua Pulls Back On “Ice” Series

Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “The Magnificent Seven”) is reducing his capacity on the upcoming drama series “Ice” for AT&T’s Audience network.

The story is set in the underbelly of the L.A. diamond trade, follows a corrupt family dealing in the trade, and currently has a ten episode first season greenlit. Cam Gigandet, Jeremy Sisto, Ray Winstone, Judith Shekoni, Ella Thomas, Chloe East, Raymond J. Barry, Donald Sutherland and Audrey Marie Anderson co-star.

Fuqua Films and Entertainment One are producing the series with Fuqua set to direct the opening episode and serve as an executive producer for the series.

The change is that Fuqua will not have day-to-day involvement for the remainder of the season, which is currently past the midpoint of filming. The reason for Fuqua’s reduced role isn’t clear but is expected to be due to his focus on the “Scarface” remake he’s planning.

Robert Munic, who serves as writer and executive producer, remains onboard. The series premieres November 16th on DirecTV and U-Verse.

Source: Deadline