'The Outer Limits' Scribe Sam Egan Developing Canadian Crime Drama

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Courtesy of Rezolution Pictures

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The APTN project, co-created by Jeff Barnaby, revolves around smuggling and violence among Native Canadians.

Writer and producer Sam Egan (Quincy, The Outer Limits, Continuum) and director Jeff Barnaby (Rhymes for Young Ghouls) have joined forces to develop a crime-family drama for Canadian indie Rezolution Pictures and the APTN cable channel.

Dirty Red Boys explores smuggling, violence and "crazymakers" in the world of Native Canadians. The drama is in development, and APTN has ordered eight scripts.

Egan, whose TV credits include NBC's The Listener and Showtime's Jeremiah, will showrun Dirty Red Boys, while Barnaby will direct. APTN found ratings success with Native Canadian crime drama Blackstone, now in its fourth season and streaming on Hulu in the U.S.

The Canadian network also airs the Mohawk Girls comedy from Rezolution Pictures. Dirty Red Boys is based on an original concept by Catherine Bainbridge, who executive produces along with Ernest Webb, Christina Fon and Linda Ludwick.