With The Magnificent Seven on the horizon and the TV adaptation of Training Day ripe for release, director Antoine Fuqua isn’t wasting any time on his next project. His upcoming drama ICE has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order from the AT&T Audience network.
The serialized crime drama will center on the Green family and dive deep into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade. Jake and Freddy are half-brothers brought together by their father, Isaac, the man behind G&G Diamonds, and their uncle Cam. After Freddy kills a prominent diamond dealer, Jake must bail him out and save the family business while navigating through a world of jewelry thugs, blood diamond deals, false certificates and Feds. Production is set to begin this month and is slated for release later this year.
Fuqua is set to direct the premiere episode which will be written by Robert Munic. The two will also serve as executive producers.
In addition to his television projects, Fuqua has numerous film credits including the boxing drama Southpaw and the crime thriller The Equalizer. The aforementioned remake of The Magnificent Seven starring frequent collaborator Denzel Washington is set to open the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer