Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) is set to star in a series adaptation of Ed Brubaker and Sean PhillipsCriminal graphic novels, which is set up at Amazon Prime Video.

Criminal is set in a gritty, noir-inspired world, the series delves deep into the criminal underworld, exploring the lives of various characters who inhabit this dark and morally complex realm.

Each volume of Criminal is a self-contained story, but they are all interconnected, building a rich tapestry of crime, betrayal, and redemption. The series actually features some really compelling storytelling.

Hunnam will star as Leo, who is described as “A brilliant master thief who sees all the angles, and specializes in plans with no guns and no violence.

“Like a chess player, Leo thinks three moves ahead. Other crooks think he’s a coward, especially compared to his father Tommy, who went to jail for murdering the most feared man in the city, Teeg Lawless.”

This is going to be a great project for Hannam, and he will be joined by additional cast members Adria Arjona, Richard Jenkins, and Kadeem Hardison in the series.

Brubaker said in a statement: “Sean and I have been building this world in our books for over a decade, and now to be able to bring it to life for Amazon is just incredible. And to have Amazon support the project the way they have, and show so much faith in my and Jordan’s vision for the show is even more incredible.”

Brubaker also explained in a past interview: “Criminal tells the interweaving saga of several generations of families tied together by the crimes and murders of the past. And one of the big events in many of these characters’ pasts, which has been referenced since the very first Criminal story, was the death of Teeg Lawless.

“Before we even met Teeg, we knew that he had died when his son was a teenager, but other than the identity of his killer, we have never told the rest of that story. It’s just been a ghost haunting the series, as Teeg Lawless has become one of the most popular characters in the comic.”

Brubaker will serve as co-showrunner and executive producer on Criminal along with Jordan Harper. Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden will direct the first four episodes.

Legendary Television will also serve as an executive producer.

Source: Variety

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