Game of Thrones star Kit Harington and Army of the Dead star Dave Bautista are all set to team up with Netflix. It is a new narcotic drama titled “90 Church”. The drama is an adaptation of the 2013 novel “90 Church: The True Story of the Narcotics Squad from Hell”. The author of the novel is Dean Unkefer.
It is former agent Dean Unkefer’s best-selling book. It depicts the “true story of a young man’s descent into hell. He falls victim to addiction, deception, brutality, and shifting loyalties.”
The makers will shoot the hour-long series at 90 Church Street, New York City. The newly founded Federal Bureau of Narcotics lies here, much like the novel. The bureau battled toe-to-toe with a well-organized Mafia and a violent drug gang.
This is not the first time creators have taken an interest in adapting the novel for a film. According to prior reports, in 2013, Breaking Bad writer George Mastras took on the responsibility of adapting the book at Universal. That was in August 2013, and the project has been dormant since then.
Who’s in charge of creating 90 Church?
The project’s executive producers are Eric Newman and Clay Trussell. Reports also say that Netflix will team up with Screen Arcade and Grand Electric for the production of the brand new Narcotics drama.
Eric Newman has a lengthy history with Netflix. He previously worked in Hemlock Grove and Narcos. With the release of the last season of Narcos: Mexico and True Story on Netflix in 2021, he continued his lucrative connection with the streaming service.
The Ride, Painkiller, Escape from Spiderhead, and The Watcher, are a few projects. The recently announced Griselda series starring Sofa Vergara is also among them.
Eric Newman secured a multi-year agreement with Netflix in October 2018.
Clay Trussell will also act as a producer and executive producer on the project. Trussell worked on both Narcos and Narcos: Mexico as a writer. After this, he got a promotion as supervising producer on the latter.
Who will be starring in 90 Church?
So far, the two key cast members are Kit Harington and Dave Bautista, both of whom take on leadership roles in the series. Moreover, we can also expect bigger stars to get on board with the project in the coming days.
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones, Eternals fame) will play the role of Daniel Danvers. Danvers is a brand-new Federal Bureau of Narcotics agent. The FBI turned him down due to a failed psych assessment. Even though he has big objectives, the FBN’s techniques have shattered his dreams.
Dave Bautista (Dune, Netflix’s Army of the Dead fame) will take on the role of Micahel Crecci.
Crecci is a seasoned FBN agent. He isn’t afraid to break the rules and takes Daniel under his wing.
The news of the film adaptation has already garnered wide attention. It is not surprising, considering the vast fan base the book already has.
The filming of 90 Church will probably begin in 2022.