Exclusive: Bulletproof Constructor and Football Factory Director Nick Love has set his sights on his latest work in crime – a gangster series for Sky that has echoes of the 2005 Danny Dyer movie the work.
Deadline hears Love returns to the world of the crime wave of the 1980s on the Costa del Sol, Spanish drama, titled A town called Hate In a clear nod to the 1982 song The Jam of the same name.
The project is located in Bulletproof And the Britannia Producer Vertigo Films and the Bookroom developed the series for Comcast-owned Sky, although it hasn’t officially shone green yet. Producers hope to shoot in the summer.
During the 1980s, the Costa del Sol became known as the Costa del Crime because a colorful group of British gangsters resided on its sunny beaches, thanks to the lack of an extradition treaty between the United Kingdom and Spain from 1978 to 1985.
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Popular Costa del Sol getaways included Ronnie Knight, ex-husband of British actress Barbara Windsor who escaped from justice after stealing £ 6 million, and Chrys partner Freddy Foreman.
It’s a familiar land for love, which was written and directed 16 years ago the work, Who Dyer stars as a fugitive escapes from Margaret Thatcher in Britain to the Costa del Sol and becomes involved in a drug import business run by ex-English salaries.
The crime wave also helped inspire the classic Jonathan Glazer cult Sexy monster, Who starred as Ray Winston as retired gangster Gal Dove, who leads a peaceful life on the Costa del Sol until Don Logan arrives from Ben Kingsley.
Share love in creating Bulletproof With Noelle Clark and Ashley Walters, the franchise has become a significant return for Sky. The third season, which took place in South Africa, premiered last month, while the fourth season is on the way. Meanwhile, Vertigo is currently filming the third season of Britannia To Sky alongside Neal Street Productions.
Sky declined to comment.