A&E Orders ‘Gambit’ Writer’s ‘The Infamous’ to Pilot

Crime drama centers on a referred gangster and the LAPD detective set to take him down

A&E Network has ordered a pilot from “Gambit” writer Joshua Zetumer, “The Infamous.”

“The Infamous” is described as an unflinching crime drama that centers on two complicated men on a collision course: an ambitious reformed gangster poised to break out of South Central and the LAPD detective hell-bent on taking him down.  It’s set against real events in 1990s Los Angeles, leading up to the LA Riots.

“The Infamous” is written by Joshua Zetumer, screenwriter of Fox’s upcoming comic book adaptation “Gambit.” Zetumer will also executive produce alongside Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson under their Color Force banner.

“Original scripted series have become an increasingly important part of the A&E brand,” said Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, A&E Network, in a statement. “By looking a few decades back in time, ‘The Infamous’ urgently explores the issues of racial tension and injustice that remain relevant today.

Zetumer is represented by UTA, Management 360 and attorney Rob Szymanski at Eclipse Law Corporation.  Jacobson and Simpson are represented by CAA and attorney Skip Brittenham of Ziffren Brittenham.

“The Infamous” is produced by A+E Studios in association with Color Force.