Audience Network Orders Diamond-Trade Drama from eOne


EL SEGUNDO: AT&T Audience Network has ordered the 10×1-hour series Ice from Entertainment One (eOne) and Antoine Fuqua’s Fuqua Films.

The serialized crime drama follows the Green Family as they dive into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade. Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer, Training Day) will direct the first episode and will serve as executive producer. The original series will be written and executive produced by Robert Munic (Fighting, The Cleaner).

eOne will produce the show in association with AT&T and also controls the series’ international rights.

“I’ve been interested in this idea for several years and am thrilled to have found such great partners to bring this project to fruition,” said Fuqua. “I’m always looking for projects that explore worlds that audiences think they know, and then shining an authentic light on them, and with Ice we’re going to do both.”

Ice has truly been a labor of love for us as we have been cultivating and evolving this project with Antoine Fuqua for more than two years,” added Christopher Long, senior VP of original content and production at AT&T.  “With Antoine, our amazing team of writers, as well as our studio eOne, we know that Ice will capture the attention of viewers who are looking for exciting new shows with compelling story lines to add to their must-watch TV lineup.”

“We are delighted to deepen our longstanding relationship with AT&T and establish an exciting new one with Fuqua Films,” said Pancho Mansfield, president of global scripted programming at eOne Television. “With Ice, we will deliver suspenseful drama at its finest and an instant crowd-pleaser.”