Sir Ben Kingsley to star in EPIX's noir drama 'Our Lady Ltd'
The 10-episode noir drama from MGM Television is set to begin production this fall and tentatively release in 2019 on EPIX
EPIX has greenlit 'Our Lady, LTD', a 10-episode modern noir drama from MGM Television starring Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley. The series follows James, a young grifter attempting to prey on Pastor Byron Brown (Kingsley), who turns out to be far more dangerous than he suspects. The series is expected to commence principal photography in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this fall with an eye for a 2019 premiere on EPIX.
Steve Conrad and Bruce Terris ('Patriot') serve as executive producers and showrunners, with Conrad directing six episodes. Joining Conrad and Terris as executive producers are Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch. The series will be produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.
'Our Lady, LTD' joins a growing lineup of original programmes on EPIX, which includes season two of 'Get Shorty' (currently airing Sundays at 9 pm) and 'The Contender' (from MGM Television and executive producer Mark Burnett), which premiered on August 24. For 2019, the network recently announced the crime drama series 'Godfather of Harlem' (from executive producers Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, featuring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker) and 'Pennyworth', an origin story about Batman’s best friend and butler, Alfred Pennyworth from Warner Horizon Television and DC Comics.
Kingsley is primarily known for work in films, having won the Academy Award for best actor for the 1982 biopic 'Gandhi'. He has been nominated for three Oscars since then, for his roles in the films 'House of Sand and Fog', 'Sexy Beast', and 'Bugsy'. He has also done multiple television roles, including starring in the Spike TV (now Paramount Network) miniseries 'Tut'. His other TV roles include the miniseries 'Anne Frank' and 'Secret of the Sahara', as well as the upcoming animated BBC-Netflix miniseries version of 'Watership Down'.