Oscar Isaac is set to showcase his acting chops in a new crime thriller series for Amazon Studios, titled Helltown. The series is based on the book written by Casey Sherman and is being developed by Severance co-executive producer Mohamad El Masri, who will also serve as the showrunner and writer. The project will be helmed by Ed Berger, the director of All Quiet on the Western Front.
The hour-long, eight-episode series follows the life of Kurt Vonnegut before he became a renowned author. The story is set in 1969 when Kurt was a struggling novelist and car salesman living with his wife and five children on Cape Cod. When two women disappear and are later found murdered under the sand dunes on the outskirts of Provincetown, Kurt becomes obsessed and embroiled in the chilling hunt for a serial killer. He forms a dangerous bond with the prime suspect, leading to unexpected consequences.
The project boasts an impressive lineup of talent, with Mohamad El Masri and Ed Berger at the helm. Severance, which El Masri was a part of, was a huge hit for Apple, and All Quiet on the Western Front, directed by Berger, won four Oscars, including best international feature film, best production design, best original score, and best cinematography.
Adding to the star power of the project, Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey will executive produce through their Team Downey production banner, alongside Amanda Burrell. Oscar Isaac will also serve as executive producer.
All of these factors indicate that Helltown is a project that will allow Isaac’s acting talent to shine. With his past performances in movies like Inside Llewyn Davis and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Isaac has shown he has the range to take on complex characters, and this latest project seems like the perfect opportunity for him to showcase his abilities on the small screen. Fans of Isaac and crime thrillers alike will undoubtedly be eagerly anticipating Helltown’s release.