Netflix has commissioned Jigsaw, a new epic crime thriller about the largest heist ever attempted, and loosely inspired by real events.
Spanning the course of 24 years and told in non-linear fashion, the eight-part series hails from creator Eric Garcia, who will also serve as showrunner and executive producer.
Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker and Jordan Sheehan will exec produce for Scott Free Productions, alongside Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Justin Levy with Automatik Entertainment and Russell Fine. Jose Padilha will direct the first two episodes.
The series is currently filming at Netflix Studios in Brooklyn, making it the first production at the company’s new Bushwick studio.
The cast includes Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney and Niousha Noor
Taking its inspiration from the real-life events where $70bn in bonds went missing in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy, Jigsaw explores the vengeance, scheming, loyalties, and betrayals that surround the heist.
The Jigsaw order follows another scripted commission by Netflix, for an adaptation of the Dark Horse comic series Grendel, earlier this week, as well as a new multi-year partnership with Unorthodox creator Anna Winger and her production company Airlift Productions.