A new series hailing from Adam Perlman (State of Affairs), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Avengers: Endgame) and Susan Downey (The Book of Eli)’s Team Downey production company has been ordered to Apple, according to Variety. Based around Micheal Lista’s article for Toronto Life “The Sting”, the show surrounds a detective attempting to uncover the mysteries of a decades-old cold case, in order to be a hero. Everything quickly goes array when the detective attempts an elaborate sting, adding playacting cops, taxpayer resources, and an unexpected friendship with the peculiar target.
Downey Jr. will potentially play a supporting role, but no other casting has been announced. If he signs for a role in this series, it will be his first television role in 20 years. He has received Two-time Academy Award nominations, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Tropic Thunder, and Best Actor in a Leading Role as Charles Spencer Chaplin in Chaplin; and is most known for his role as Ironman in the MCU film franchise. The Downeys and Amanda Burrell will executive produce in support of Team Downey, with Lista co-executive producing.
Team Downey recently worked on HBO’s Perry Mason, which was just renewed for its second season. There is no word on when this new drama series will debut to Apple TV.