Taylor Kitsch to Star as ‘Family-Oriented Drug Dealer’ on Drama in the Works at HBO

The “True Detective” alum will also executive produce the project

Taylor Kitsch
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“True Detective” Season 2 alum Taylor Kitsch is attached to star in and executive produce a drama series in the works at HBO, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Per the untitled project’s official logline, Kitsch stars as Chris Klug, “a young, family-oriented drug dealer who catches the wrong end of a bad batch of dope that leaves him in a temporary vegetative state, only to discover that it was no accident and someone close to him was in fact trying to take him out. Told through flashbacks and Chris’ present-day purgatory, the series is a rich family drama full of revenge, love and humor as Chris Klug fights his way back.”

The in-development series, which hails from HBO and eOne, will be executive produced and written by creator John Barcheski (“Sons of Anarchy,” “The Bastard Executioner”). Matt Shakman (“Game of Thrones,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) will direct and executive produce, with Robert Munic (“The Cleaner,” “Empire”) also executive producing and serving as showrunner.

Kitsch recently starred on Paramount Network’s limited series “Waco.” Along with that series and the second season of HBO’s “True Detective”, his previous credits include “Friday Night Lights” and the films “Battleship,” “Only the Brave,” “Lone Survivor” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

Kitsch is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment. Shakman is repped by UTA and Artists First Inc. Munic is repped by ICM and The Gotham Group. Barcheski is repped by UTA and Kaplan/Perrone.