EXCLUSIVE: Boardwalk Empire alum Stephen Graham is set to topline USA Network’s drama pilot Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the IDW Publishing comic created by JT Petty. Additionally, Brian Kirk (Game Of Thrones) has signed on to direct the pilot and will also executive produce alongside David S. Goyer.
Written and executive produced by Petty, Brooklyn Animal Control follows the inner workings of a secret subdivision of the NYPD that functions as social services for some of the city’s most unique citizens — werewolves. It centers on John Crean (Graham), an officer of the Brooklyn Animal Control who is well-acquainted with the small community of werewolves to which he plays cop, counselor, and diplomat. When backed against a wall, he will buck tradition and risk everything to protect his miscreant son.
Best known for his starring role as Al Capone on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, English actor Graham is currently shooting indie feature HHHH, alongside Jason Clarke, Rosamunde Pike and Jack O’Connell, as well as BBC’s The Secret Agent based on the Joseph Conrad book. Graham also starred in A Patch Of Fog which premiered at TIFF this year and he recently wrapped feature Pirates Of The Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He is repped by ICM Partners, LINK and UK’s Independent Talent Group .
Brooklyn Animal Control is a co-production with Universal Cable Productions and IDW Entertainment. The pilot also is executive produced by Circle of Confusion’s Rick Jacobs and David Alpert and IDW Entertainment’s David Ozer and Ted Adams.