John Hurt, Samantha Morton and Tahir Rahim are set to star in the heist thriller TV series “Panthers” from CanalPlus, Sky Atlantic, Haut et Court and Warp Films.
Based on an idea from journalist Jerome Pierrat, the story is inspired by the infamous Pink Panthers gang, a group responsible for high-profile jewel heists all over the world. The group is suspected to be behind a major heist during the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
Jack Thorne (“Skins”) will pen the six-episode series which opens with a diamond heist and follows the goods as they move throughout Europe. We see the story unfold from different perspectives including government officials and war criminals along with people from the worlds of organized crime and high finance.
Morton plays an insurance expert, Hurt her boss, and Rahim a French-Algerian policeman who are all on the hunt for the missing jewels.
Johan Renck (“Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead”) will helm. Filming begins late next month in London, Marseille, Belgrade and Montenegro.