Cinemax is adding to their growing line up of original series with period drama Quarry.
HBO’s sister network has picked up the project, which has been in development at Cinemax since as far back as 2013, to series with an 8 episode order, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming.
Based on the novels by Max Allan Collins, Quarry tells the story of Mac Conway, a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. As he struggles to cope with his experiences at war, Conway is drawn into a network of killing and corruption that spans the length of the Mississippi River.
The cast includes Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Jodi Balfour (Final Destination 5), Peter Mullan (Olive Kitteridge), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Luther), Damon Herriman (Justified), Jamie Hector (The Wire), Edoardo Ballerini (Romeo Must Die) and Skipp Sudduth (Ronin).
Quarry was created by Graham Gordy & Michael D. Fuller, both of whom serve as executive producers alongside Matt DeRoss, David Kanter, Max Allan Collins, Ken Levin and Greg Yaitanes – who is also attached to direct. HBO Entertainment is producing in association with Anonymous Content. Filming is set to commence next month in New Orleans and Tennessee.
For its part, the series order for Quarry comes as Cinemax is preparing to say goodbye to co-production Strike Back, which was the network’s first original series. Its joins a line up which currently includes Banshee and The Knick. This nuanced and dynamic show marks an exciting moment in the evolution of Cienmax programming,” said Lombardo.