HBO Developing Drama With '12 Years a Slave' Director Steve McQueen

The cable network is eying a New York-set series from the writer-director, Matthew Michael Carnahan and Russell Simmons.
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Steve McQueen is turning his attention to TV.

The British film director, currently enjoying acclaim and Oscar buzz for 12 Years a Slave, is developing a drama at HBO. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that McQueen and World War Z scribe Matthew Michael Carnahan are co-writing the project, with McQueen also set to direct should a pilot go into production.

The untitled project centers on a young African-American man with a mysterious past as he experiences life in New York high society.

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In addition to McQueen and Carnahan, the project is also being executive produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Russell Simmons.

McQueen's other feature credits include Hunger and Shame.

He is repped by CAA.