A new project is in the works from the creator of FX's critically acclaimed cop drama "The Shield," and Deadline.com reports that the project has received a pilot order from Amazon.
The project is “Mad Dogs,” an adaptation of a British black comedy/thriller, from "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan. Cris Cole, the creator of the original U.K. series, is on board as an executive producer, along with Ryan, and has written the adaptation.
The project, which will be directed by Emmy winner Charles McDougall, was initially set up at FX as a limited series.
The latest version is about four fortysomething men who reunite to meet an old school friend in Belize, but things go wrong. Left Bank, the original British producer, is co-producing with Sony Pictures TV, which has an overall deal with Ryan.