Robert Downey Jr. To Produce & Potentially Star In Apple TV+ Detective Series
While he’s been leading the highest-grossing film franchise in cinematic history as Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr. has also quietly produced a few acclaimed projects alongside his wife Susan Downey. Together, the filmmaking duo has produced the Academy Award-nominated film The Judge and HBO’s Perry Mason. According to Variety, Team Downey will next team with Apple TV+ to produce a detective drama series that hails from Adam Perlman.
The series will reportedly take inspiration from writer Michael Lista’s Toronto Life article “The Sting.” The upcoming series follows a Candian detective frustrated with her place on the force. The desperation leads her to open a decades-old case, intending to gain a confession and acclaim along with it. However, the story takes a turn as the detective plots an elaborate heist with multiple players and unforeseen partnerships.
The Downeys will serve as executive producers with the Iron Man star circling a possible support role as well. Moreover, the aforementioned Michael Lista will serve as executive producer. Andy Perlman will serve as writer and executive producer as well. Apple has given a straight-to-series order to the drama.
Robert Downey, Jr. last appeared on the big screen in Dolittle. While that film received less-than-desirable reviews, Downey’s legacy lies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His character received his swan song in Avengers: Endgame. However, early rumors claim the actor may reprise the role in Black Widow or Marvel’s What If…?
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