Albert and Allen Hughes (“From Hell”) are developing the HBO drama series “Gentlemen of Leisure” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Set in Oakland, California, “Leisure,” which will be written by “Rescue Me” co-executive producer Evan Reilly, explores the world of prostitution through the eyes of a legendary pimp contemplating retirement.
“Leisure” will explore the generational conflict of old-school pimps living by honor codes and creeds who are being pushed aside by young violent upstarts mixing prostitution with drugs and thievery.
The duo’s 1999 documentary “American Pimp” bears many similarities to this property. The brothers are set to direct the potential pilot as well as exec produce the series.