Danny Brocklehurst gets Dirty with Amazon
James R | On 11, Dec 2018
Danny Brocklehurst is getting Dirty with Amazon Studios for a new TV series.
Brocklehurst, who has penned such TV hits as Shameless, Safe, Accused and The Street, first announced Dirty back in 2011, when it was picked up by HBO with Andrea Arnold to direct. Described as a half-hour show “about a Chicago cop involved in illicit affairs on and off the job”, the show never got off the ground, and disappeared off the radar. Now, seven years on, a reworked version appears to have popped up in development at Amazon Studios, with Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan on board.
Horgan’s Merman is developing the programme along with Peaky Blinders’ Caryn Mandabach Productions, with Brocklehurst penning and exec-producing the series. The producers have described it as a “funny, filthy, brutally honest look at modern lives”, and that itw ill follow a “principled woman who takes her first steps into a world of moral complexity”, only to discover that everyone has secrets.
“I love Danny’s writing and I loved this idea from the minute I read it,” Horgan told Variety. “There’s an atmosphere and grit to it that feels very new.”
Horgan and Clelia Mountford will exec-produce the show for Merman, as part of Horgan’s first-look deal with Amazon Studios. Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor will exec-produce for Kapital Entertainment, while Mandabach and Jamie Glazebrook will exec-produce for Caryn Mandabach Productions.
“In Dirty, Danny has created a truly surprising lead,” said Glazebrook. “I’m so happy to be working with Danny, Merman, Kapital and Amazon, which is the perfect home for a series that’s going to be hugely entertaining and deeply resonant.”