Pilot Scoop: Cinemax Orders 1970s Drama Quarry

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Cinemax Quarry PilotLooking to further expand its original programming slate, Cinemax has ordered a ’70s-set drama pilot titled Quarry, TVLine has learned.

Based loosely on a series of books by Max Allen Collins, the project centers on a Marine marksman who, upon returning home from Vietnam in 1973, finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. The disillusioned vet is quickly recruited into a network of contract killers and corruption spanning the Mississippi River.

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Rectify scribes Michael D. Fuller and Graham Gordy penned the project and will exec-produce if the series moves forward. John Hillcoat (Lawless, The Road), meanwhile, serves as EP and director of the pilot, with Keith Redmon (Awake), Steve Golin, David Kanter and Matt DeRoss exec-producing, as well.

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Comments (11)

  • No cast list for this?Have I ever seen anything on Cinemax?Pretty sure I haven’t.

    Comment by Shaun – April 3, 2013 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Watch Banshee, if you like drastic violence and naked women. One of the best new shows this year.

      Comment by jimbo – April 3, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I recommend Strike Back as well. It’s like a cross between 24 and The Unit only on a ton of steroids (and yes, with nudity. It is Cinemax after all). Seriously though, I was very surprised at how well done the show was.

      Comment by Daniel – April 3, 2013 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think Strike Back is actually better than a few seasons of 24. Pretty good for a low-budget show. Intense with good acting.

        Comment by Matt – April 3, 2013 06:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If it’s even half as good as Strike Back or Banshee I’m there!

    Comment by Dav – April 3, 2013 03:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Believe it or not Strike Back and Banshee in my opinion have been some of the strongest dramas on any pay cable channel.

    Comment by Jared – April 3, 2013 03:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I like Banshee and Strike Back too but seriously, you must not have HBO to make a comment like “Strongest Dramas on any Pay cable network or even ShowTime for that matter!

      Comment by Michael – June 2, 2013 02:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Quarry books are a lot of fun– if they do it right, the Quarry character is akin to Dexter. Quarry’s not really “disillusioned” (as in the description above, which sounds a whole lot less fun than what the books really are)–Quarry’s more like psychotic, but he’s also the hero. And the Quarry novels preceded the Dexter novels by a good bit. The key thing will be picking the right actor.

    Comment by Geo – April 3, 2013 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i love Strike Back, Banshee and the underrated Hunted. Cinemax is on a roll and i will definitely give this show a chance

    Comment by meatwad – April 3, 2013 04:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Strike Back and Banshee didn’t like hunted but I’ll give this one a try. Cinemax is on a roll

    Comment by Patricia De Souza – April 3, 2013 10:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great, a new generation of veterans portrayed as lunatics.

    Comment by Neil Leinwohl – April 4, 2013 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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