The Guardian reports that Durkin will get behind the camera for the four-part TV drama "Southcliffe." Penned by Tony Grisoni, the story will center on the aftermath of a number of shootings that all take place in one day, and as told from the perspective of a journalist who grew up in the small town where they occur. Large scale, layered crime tales are nothing new to Grisoni, who unfolded a captivating, multi-threaded yarn with "The Red Riding" trilogy of films. And this sounds like it will have the same sort of canvas. And speaking of that, it's definitely a bigger one for Durkin, and a change from the intimate 'Marthy Marcy.'
The plan is for "Southcliffe" to air next year, so we presume Durkin will knock this out before wrangling "Joplin" with Nina Arianda in the lead role in early 2013. Promising stuff indeed, and hopefully we'll get a line on casting soon.