“Warrior” director Gavin O’Connor returns with the Ben Affleck thriller “The Accountant” this week and, whilst out doing promotion for the film, he revealed that his next project will follow the path of many filmmakers before him – an event series on a streaming service.
O’Connor revealed to Collider that he’s teaming with Veena Sud, the writer/producer of Netflix’s “The Killing” remake, on a new series about politics and crime in a post-Ferguson Jersey City:
“I’m going to go do a Netflix series. It’s straight-to-series, 10 episodes, probably go for three seasons. I’m going to direct the pilot and hopefully the last episode of the first season.
[The show’s name is] Seven Seconds. We haven’t even started casting it yet. It hasn’t been announced yet. I just signed on like a week ago.
It’s a drama that takes place in a post-Ferguson world in Jersey City. Politics, corruption, community, police. The creator is a woman named Veena Sudd, who did ‘The Killing’. This is her new show.”
Pre-production kicks off next month ahead of a January shoot which would imply a late 2017 premiere. O’Connor last directed the pilot of FX’s highly acclaimed “The Americans”.