HBO has greenlighted a series from Steve McQueen, the director of the 2014 Best Picture Oscar winner “12 Years a Slave.” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the pay cable net ordered the limited series “Codes of Conduct.”
The report notes that HBO placed a six-episode order, with McQueen to direct all six episodes. The order comes a year and a half after McQueen and HBO began working together on the pilot for the project.
Also on board, the report notes, is Matthew Michael Carnahan as a co-writer, with Russell Simmons, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Alan Poul signed on to executive produce.
“‘Codes of Conduct’ centers on a young African-American man with a mysterious past, who emerges on the scene in New York high society,” THR reports. “The series stars Devon Terrell, Paul Dano, Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall.”