Amazon Studios is currently developing a one-hour crime drama, “Middle West”, that will carry Michael B. Jordan, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg amongst its executive producers. In the series, two Chicago FBI agents get called to Gary, Indiana as they investigate the murder and disappearance of two cops who were searching for an array of missing young men.
The series originated from writers Alexander Aciman and Julien Martin Hawthorne, who will also serve as executive producers and Loreli Alanis, Point Grey Pictures‘ head of television, will oversee the project for that company. Steven Caple, Jr. is also set to direct and executive produce.
Outlier Society Production, founded by Jordan in 2016, is currently under a first-look TV deal at Amazon while Point Grey recently signed a multi-platform production deal with Lionsgate. Therefore “Middle West” is set to be a co-production between both Amazon Studios and Lionsgate Television.
The Point Grey-produced AMC series “Preacher” recently wrapped up its run after four seasons this past Sunday, while the company’s Hulu series “Future Man” was renewed for a third and final season back in April. Outlier Society’s current TV slate includes the OWN series “David Makes Man” and the Netflix series “Raising Dion,” which is due to debut on Netflix this Friday.