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In the Works: '12 Years a Slave' Director Steve McQueen Developing Series at HBO

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 29, 2013 at 1:12PM

"12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen has lined up his next project, and it will be at HBO. The Brit director is developing a New York-set drama series for the cable network.
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Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen
Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen

"12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen has lined up his next project, and it will be at HBO. The Brit director is developing a New York-set drama series for the cable network.

McQueen and "World War Z" scribe Matthew Michael Carnahan are co-writing together; McQueen is set to direct the pilot should the series see production.

Details are scarce at the moment, but the project reportedly centers on a young African-American man, with an enigmatic past, who becomes part of New York high society.

Our TOH! interview with McQueen on "12 Years a Slave" is here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.