Kerry Washington has signed on to star in and produce an upcoming Hulu series titled ‘Old City Blues.’
Published in 2011 and written by Giannis Milonogiannis, ‘Old City Blues’ sets in the year 2048 and takes place in New Athens, on the ruins that once was known as Greece, but is now crawling with high-tech criminals including smugglers, drug dealers and corrupt politicians and powerful corporations. The potential series revolves around Solano, Thermidor and the rest of the New Athens Special Police, who endeavor to keep the city in check after the cyborg founder of a tech company is found dead.
Although it is unclear what role Kerry Washington will play, the ‘Scandal’ actress will executive produce alongside Pilar Savone. Chris Black is set to serve as showrunner and executive produce alongside Amel, while Allison Davis will pen the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gore Verbinski will also executive produce via his Blink Wink Productions. Boom! Studios president of development Stephen Christy and CEO Ross Richie will oversee for the company.
‘Old City Blues’ is an extension of Washington’s relationship with Hulu as she is also starring in and executive producing ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ with Reese Witherspoon.