The Girlfriend Experience co-creator/director Lodge Kerrigan is set to direct and Scorpion creator/executive producer Nick Santora is attached as showrunner of YouTube Premium’s drama pilot Dark Cargo, from Entertainment One and Canada’s Counterfeit Pictures and SEVEN24 Films.
The project, written by Adam and Max Reid, is executive produced by Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock via their Red Hour Productions banner. eOne serves as the studio. Production is set to start in Alberta at the end of March.
Dark Cargo is described as a high-octane, cliffhanger-driven, neo-noir thriller set in the big rig cab of Joe Dobbs as he traverses the darkest nights of his life. What begins as a random encounter with a disturbed stranger turns into a race against time, the police, and even more malevolent forces. All the while, Joe just wants to get back to his family.
Kerrigan is co-creator, executive producer and director of The Girlfriend Experience on Starz. His previous directing credits include The Killing, The Red Road, The Americans, Bates Motel, Longmire and Homeland. On the feature side, he wrote and directed the 2010 Rebecca H. (Return to the Dogs), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Santora created, exec produced and ran drama series Scorpion, which aired for four seasons on CBS. He also co-created and exec produced Breakout Kings, which aired for two seasons on A&,E and co-executive produced Fox’s Prison Break.
Kerrigan and Santora are repped by WME.