KERRY WASHINGTON and GORE VERBINSKI Adapting OLD CITY BLUES

Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington
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Credit: Giannis Milonogiannis

Scandal's Kerry Washington has signed on star in - and produce - Hulu's adaptation of Giannis Milonogiannis' Old City Blues, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Pirates of the Carribean's Gore Verbinski has signed on to direct the project, with Arash Amel writing the adaptation and Outcast's Chris Black slotted in as showrunner. Originally released as a webcomic, BOOM! Studios began collecting the series in print in 2011.

"The year is 2048. Southeastern Europe. Built on the ruins of the country once known as Greece, New Athens is a city crawling with life - low-life, that is. From mech smugglers and drug dealers, to corrupt politicians and all-too-powerful corporations, the city is at the mercy of high-tech criminals," reads BOOM's description of the series. "And it’s up to Solano, Thermidor, and the rest of the New Athens Special Police to keep the city in order. When the cybernetically augmented founder of a tech corporation called Hayashi is found murdered, it seems to be just another case of cyborg persecution. But Hayashi Corporation’s strange response to the incident raises suspicion in Solano and the Special Police. The mystery they unravel will lead them straight into the wasteland of the Old City."

Washington's specific role in Old City Blues has not been specified.

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