Steve McQueen‘s drama pilot, “Codes of Conduct,” has been picked up by HBO as a limited series, the network announced Friday.
The six-episode series follows Beverly Snow (Devon Terrell), a young African-American man who wants to break into the highest social strata of New York despite his ambiguous past. Helena Bonham-Carter, Paul Dano and Rebecca Hall will also star.
McQueen will direct all six episodes. He will also serve as executive producer alongside hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons, Matthew Michael Carnahan, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Alan Poul.
This will be McQueen’s first project since “12 Years a Slave” won the Best Picture Oscar in 2014. He is also developing “Widows,” a film about the wives of a crew of burglars who take up their husbands’ line of work when the husbands are killed on a job.