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With three feature films to his name, McQueen is already considered as one of the greatest directors of his generation.
The filmmaker is set to direct his first TV project for the company.
The British director behind 12 Years A Slave is developing a new drama series for HBO.
After making a name for himself as a video artist and feature film director, first achieving international critical acclaim with Hunger in 2008, Steve McQueen is now branching out into television. For HBO, the director is developing a drama series centred on an African American who covers up his background to better fit in on the New York social scene.
According to Deadline.com, the still untitled series will tie in themes from the John Guare play Six Degrees Of Separation and from Shame, McQueen’s critically acclaimed film on one man’s struggle to hide a sex addiction.
McQueen will author the screenplay for the series in tandem with Matthew Michael Carnahan (State Of Play, World War Z). HBO will then decide whether to move ahead with the project, for which producers are already considering their casting options.
Currently in theaters in North America, McQueen’s third feature film 12 Years A Slave is expected to garner multiple Academy Awards. This historical drama, produced by Brad Pitt and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, tells the true story of a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery for over a decade. — AFP Relaxnews
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