10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
TNT Developing Collections Drama From Adam McKay
TNT is about to pay The Collector.
The Turner-owned cable network has handed out a script order to The Collector, from Adam McKay and Owen Burke, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The drama, which landed at TNT following a bidding war with HBO, FX and Showtime, is the redemptive journey of a man who has to work as and indentured collections expert for an agency specializing in gambling debts in order to pay off his own debts. The potential series will look at addiction, corporate greed, flawed social interactions, as well as the existential drive for human connection through the prism of gambling.
Mark Cullen (Lucky) is attached to pen the script and exec produce alongside McKay and Burke via the latter's Gary Sanchez Productions.
For McKay (Step Brothers, Anchorman 2), The Collector marks his latest small-screen project following Comedy Central's Drunk History, TruTV's The Chris Gethard Show and NBC's short-lived Bad Judge. Cullen, meanwhile, will return to cable following broadcast shows including Mr. Robinson, Back in the Game and Las Vegas. He's repped by ICM, Kaplan/Perrone and Jackoway Tyerman.