Justified alum Raymond J. Barry has been tapped for a co-starring role opposite Cam Gigandet, Jeremy Sisto, Ray Winstone and Donald Sutherland in Ice, Antoine Fuqua’s drama series for A&T’s Audience network.
The 10-episode Ice, 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. 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 wild card Freddy kills a prominent diamond dealer, Jake must bail him out and save the family business while maneuvering among jewelry thugs, blood-diamond deals, false certificates and the feds. Sutherland plays Pieter Van De Bruin, a ruthless Afrikaanz diamond merchant who now heads a Antwerp-based diamond cartel.
Fuqua will direct the first episode and serve as executive producer on the show, which begins production this month in Vancouver for a premiere later this year.
Barry most recently recurred on Showtime’s Ray Donovan and has indie movie No Postage Necessary, which is now filming. He is repped by Metropolitan and manager Bob McGowan.