A co-creator of FX’s 80s drug drama, Snowfall, is setting his sights on a new series centered on America’s newest legal commodity. According to Deadline, Eric Amadio (After Sex, Stuntment) is writing a series based on the growing cannabis industry. With Den of Thieves director, Christian Gudegast (A Man Apart, London Has Fallen) attached to direct the pilot, the series will explore the early days of the now multi-million dollar business.
Deadline reports the one-hour drama will pull from the life experiences of two titans in the cannabis game. Berner, CEO of the well-known cannabis brand, Cookies, is attached as an executive producer. Beginning humbly as a hip-hop artist, Berner now controls one of the world’s largest supply chains of THC. The idea for his new business venture developed when he first met colleague and fellow executive producer, Felix Murray, during California’s Prop 215 tenure.
Murray, the CEO of cannabis company Gashouse, began working in the realm of nightlife entertainment, according to Deadline. A Southern native, Murray’s story traces a 20-year journey from handling a legally demonized substance imported from the Mexican border to growing quality luxury designer cannabis for clients in Northern California.
According to Deadline, Amadio and Gudegast will executive produce in collaboration with Entertainment 360’s Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones, The Expendables) and Evan Silverberg (The Cult, Internet Famous). Jeff Karam will serve as a consulting producer.
As this series remains in pre-development, both Amadio and Gudegast have plenty of other projects in the works. Amadio will be prepping for the fifth season of Snowfall, which began production this week. Meanwhile, Gudegast has the sequel to 2018’s hit, Den of Thieves, in the works. The action crime thriller starred Gerard Butler (Greenland, Olympus Has Fallen), Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Power, For Life), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton, Long Shot), and Pablo Schrieber (Orange Is the New Black, American Gods).