A new anthology series with Los Angeles as its main backdrop will be produced by David Ayer and Chris Long under their production outfit Cedar Park. “Major Crimes” may sound the same as the TNT drama, which spun off from “The Closer” but it is identical only in its title.
“Major Crimes” will feature different stories per season and will tackle an in-depth exposition between the criminals and the detectives working on the case.
According to Deadline, it will feature heist, robberies and other controversial crimes that took place in the history of Los Angeles.
Chris Collins will serve as writer and showrunner with Christian Gudegast as the director. Ayer will also likely direct some of the episodes once filming begins.
The show will also be produced by Tooley Entertainment with eOne studios taking the rights to its worldwide distribution.
“We are thrilled to bring our partners at Cedar Park and Tooley Entertainment together on this talent-rich project that dives into Los Angeles’ rich history,” said eOne’s chief Peter Micelli.
“Christian Gudegast is an absolute master of the crime genre and I’m excited to reunite with him, joined by David Ayer and Chris Long, whose style is aligned with Christian’s with their celebrated brand of hyper-realistic storytelling,” said Tucker Tooley. ”David is extremely excited to dive into this subject matter and collaborate with a strong, fellow Angeleno director like Christian Gudegast and the steady hand of Tucker Tooley and backed by eOne.”
“To collaborate with another LA native filmmaker like David, someone I’ve long admired, is an honor,” said Gudegast. “He and his partner Chris share Tucker and my passion for telling authentic stories that examine the endlessly fascinating criminal landscapes of Southern California, which we believe to be the world capital of gangsterism.”
Casting will soon be underway for “Major Crimes.” A network has not yet been named for its release.