Playmaker’s David Taylor and David Maher.
Sony Pictures Television Networks has commissioned Sony Pictures TV-owned Playmaker to produce 10-part drama series Reckoning for its international channels in select territories in Europe and Latin America, including AXN. It will be wholly produced and post-produced in Australia, with the shoot slated to start in July.
A psychological thriller, Reckoning was created by David Hubbard, who will partner with co-showrunner David Eick (Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies) on the series, which explores the darkest corners of the male psyche through the eyes of two fathers – one of whom is a serial killer. The murder of a local teenager sets the two men on a course of mutual destruction that will emanate through every facet of their quiet, suburban community.
Playmaker’s David Taylor and David Maher will EP, with Shawn Seet to direct and co-executive produce, and Diane Haddon to produce. Susie Farris will oversee casting in the US and Leigh Pickford will head up casting in Australia.
“Reckoning is one of those rare reads you just can’t shake. It’s a family drama like no other, a real study in human behavior and what makes people do – or not do – the unfathomable. And with AXN’s core focus on high-end crime thrillers, Reckoning fits the bill in every way. We are thrilled to work with David Hubbard and David Eick in bringing this beautiful script to life, and Sony’s very own Playmaker is just the team to make it happen,” said Sony Pictures Television Networks EVP programming and production Marie Jacobson.
“We are excited to be working with Marie and the team at Sony Pictures Television Networks on this thrilling new international drama,” said Playmaker’s Taylor and Maher.
“David Hubbard’s character-driven narrative is full of suspense and major twists that make for an intense, riveting journey. We can’t wait to bring this story to life on screen.”
Sony Pictures Television Distribution will handle worldwide sales.