“Each diamond has lived a life. Persevered. Suffered…Each one tells us a story, and that story, no matter how many times it’s told, can outlive us all.” We’re getting a first look at Ice, Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming drama series for A&T’s Audience network.
The 10-episode series, from Fuqua’s Fuqua Films and Entertainment One, was named after the slang word for diamonds. Written/exec produced by Robert Munic, it follows the Green family as they plunge into the underbelly of the L.A. diamond trade. Cam Gigandet, Jeremy Sisto, Ray Winstone, Judith Shekoni, Ella Thomas, Chloe East, Raymond J. Barry, Donald Sutherland and Audrey Marie Anderson also star.
Jake (Gigandet) and Freddy (Sisto) are half-brothers brought together by their father Isaac (Barry), the patriarch behind G&G Diamonds and their uncle Cam (Winstone). After wildcard Freddy kills a prominent diamond dealer, his brother Jake must bail him out and save the family business from a crime lord of the Los Angeles Diamond trade (Shekoni). Jake must endure all of this while maneuvering amongst jewelry thugs, blood diamond deals, false certificates, the Feds, and Pieter Van De Bruin (Sutherland), a ruthless Afrikaner diamond merchant who now heads up an Antwerp-based diamond cartel.
Fuqua is directing the first episode and serves as executive producer.
Ice premieres Wednesday, November 16 on DirecTV and AT&T U-verse.
Check out the teaser trailer above.