The newly launched Landmark Studio Group has signed a development and production partnership with actor and comedian Michael Rapaport (Atypical, White Famous, Public Morals, Justified) for an original dramedy series, Flagrant.
In the series, 20 years after he was caught throwing a game and gambling on his own team, a disgraced college basketball player gets an unlikely shot at redemption. He fled Queens, New York, decades ago to get away from the stigma of the scandal, but he’s now asked to come home and fill in as coach for a currently-failing team, at the same school he famously sold down the river decades ago.
Rapaport will appear in and executive produce Flagrant. Screenwriter Peter Hoare (Standing Up, Falling Down, Down Under Cover) and actor, broadcaster, stand-up comedian and writer Pete Correale (The Pete and Sebastian Show, Kevin Can Wait) will serve as co-writers and showrunners. Landmark CEO David Ozer and VP of Development and Production Tim Rouhana will also serve as executive producers.
“This project is an incredible opportunity for Landmark to work with such an amazing team of creatives to bring this unique new series to life,” said Ozer. “Michael is one of the best in the business whose solid career spans decades and continues to boom with sold-out venues for his stand-up tour and ever-growing social media footprint. I cannot be more excited to work with this great team on Flagrant as one of the first projects under the Landmark banner.”
“I am extremely excited to have the combined talents of Pete and Peter driving the series, and with their comedy pedigree, it is going to be a fun and creative ride to realize this vision with them and the Landmark team,” commented Rapaport.