Starz is developing a 1970s bank robber project as a potential drama series.
The one-hour scripted show, Most Wanted, comes from Chris Collins, Ken Fink and author Dan Chaon (Await Your Reply, Among the Missing), who will also serve as co-executive producer.
Set in the Great Plains during the 1970s, Most Wanted centers of the rise and demise of a talented and prolific bank robber, Nate Daniels, who finds himself on a collision course with his family and crew as he earns his way onto the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list.
Collins (FX’s Sons of Anarchy, Starz’s Crash) will serve as executive producer and showrunner. He currently has series in development at HBO, where he received a WGA Award for his work on The Wire, and TNT and a miniseries at Spike.
A four-time Emmy nominee, Fink, who will also serve as executive producer, has worked on such TV series as Homicide: Life in the Streets, Oz and CSI: Las Vegas for which he has directed over 50 episodes.
“This period in American history was an incredibly rich and complex time, and we saw Most Wanted as an opportunity to bring these stories to life,” said Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik in announcing the project. “We are excited to give this project the premium cable platform and to be in business with Chris, Ken and Dan.”