Mr. Perlman will serve as writer and executive producer with Mr. Downey Jr. and Amanda Burrell executive producing on behalf of Team Downey. Michael Lista will co-executive produce.
The series is based on Lista’s Toronto Life article “The Sting.” It follows a frustrated Canadian detective who takes on a decades-old cold case in hopes of winning a confession and becoming a hero. The case quickly spirals out of control when the undercover cop attempts an elaborate sting, adding playacting cops, taxpayer resources, and an unexpected friendship with the peculiar target.
Mr. Downey Jr. could also play a supporting role in the series.