Colin Farrell To Star In Amazon Series From ‘The Lobster’ Director | TV News
Even though not everyone enjoyed their time with True Detective season 2, perhaps Colin Farrell did. He’s heading back to TV, this time to Amazon, for a limited series project where he will play controversial political figure, Oliver North.
The series will focus on the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s, in which weapons were sold to Iran through backdoor means such as shell corporations and North admitted responsibility. The handy American Dad! video below describes the scandal well, in song!
The series is still in development but Farrell is set to re-team with his director for The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos, for the show. The director is waiting on scripts from Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson, while Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock are producing.
This has the potential to be pretty great, though it’s an odd pairing. Lanthimos has thus far made is name with incredibly offbeat, pitch-black comedies, although that kind of humour might be a huge asset when revolving around a subject like this. It’s unclear what sort of tone the show will take or how Amazon will market it considering the subject is a little obscure, but it could be interesting.
Lanthimos and Farrell have already re-teamed once, having filmed The Killing Of A Sacred Deer which is expected to arrive later this year.