Cinemax Orders Vietnam-Era Drama ‘Quarry’ to Series

Logan Marshall-Green leads the cast, which also includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Stellan Skarsgård and Kurt Yaeger

It’s been a long time coming, but Cinemax has finally ordered Vietnam-era drama “Quarry” to series.

HBO president Michael Lombardo announced on Monday that production on the eight-episode first season will begin on March 30 in New Orleans and Tennessee.

Logan Marshall-Green (“Prometheus”) stars as a Marine who returns to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 only to be drawn into a network of killing and corruption while struggling to cope with trauma from the war.

Kurt Yaeger (“Sons of Anarchy”), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“Smashed”, Stellan Skarsgård (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), Noah Taylor (“Game of Thrones”), and Jamie Hector (“The Wire”) co-starred in the pilot directed by John Hillcoat last summer.

The show is based on the novels of Max Allan Collins, and executive produced by Greg Yaitanes (“Banshee”), who will also direct. Steve Golin (“True Detective”), Graham Gordy and Michael D. Fuller (“Rectify”) will also serve as executive producers.

An HBO Entertainment production in association with Anonymous Content, the series is also executive produced by Matt DeRoss (“The End of the Tour”), David Kanter (“The End of the Tour”), Max Allan Collins and Ken Levin (“The Scribbler”).

No premiere date has been announced.

“This nuanced and dynamic show marks an exciting moment in the evolution of Cinemax programming,” Lombardo said in a statement.