FX Developing Cartel-Centric TV Series Based on Don Winslow Trilogy
A TV series based on Don Winslow's Power of the Dog novels is in the works at FX.
The network has acquired the rights to the trilogy, Deadline reports. The book series consists of 2005's "The Power of the Dog," 2015's "The Cartel," and 2019's "The Border," and they'll all inspire the TV version. The books center on DEA Agent Art Keller, a man who has spent decades embroiled in the War on Drugs. He takes on Adán Barrera, the lethal leader of the Sinoloa Cartel.
Winslow is involved with the series as an executive producer, alongside Ridley Scott and Shane Salerno. The latter is set to co-write the pilot with a writer who has not yet been announced. They'll be joined by a showrunner that hasn't been named, either. FX is producing alongside The Story Factory.
John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, made the deal, and he is very familiar with Winslow and Salerno. They all worked together on the 2001 NBC series "UC: Undercover." He shared his excitement about this latest project, saying in a statement that "nothing excites the team at FX more than the daunting challenge of helping great creators make a television show as ambitious and good as the epically acclaimed books on which it will be based."
We look forward to seeing if it's as "epically" good as we hope it will be.