The untitled series is based on the Toronto Life article “The Sting” by journalist Michael Lista. According to the series description, the project “follows a frustrated Canadian detective who takes on a decades-old cold case in hopes of winning a confession and becoming a hero. The case quickly spirals out of control when the undercover cop attempts an elaborate sting… adding playacting cops, taxpayer resources, and an unexpected friendship with the peculiar target.”
Downey Jr. will executive produce the series alongside Susan Downey and Amanda Burrell of Team Downey and will potentially appear on the series in a supporting role. Adam Perlman, whose credits include “Billions” and “The Good Wife,” will write and executive produce.
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