According to Variety’s report, the serial adaptation of the 2012 movie “End of Watch” received approval from Fox and the work has begun.
Series Adaptation of ‘End of Watch’ Coming to FOX
The upcoming one-hour drama project from writers and executive producers David Ayer and David Matthews will be adapted from the film written and directed by Ayer.
Like the movie, the show will follow the day-to-day dealings of two young police officers who become partners and friends in Los Angeles and what happens when they encounter criminal forces greater than themselves.
Chris Long and Darryll C. Scott will executive produce the company, while Ayer will executive produce through Cedar Park Studios. John Lesher, Raven’s James Masiello, Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi will also executive produce. Bill Rotko serves as a consulting producer. Fox Entertainment will act as the production studio for the series.
“End of Watch” starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña. The film was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and was met with strong reviews. As a result, it grossed over $55 million worldwide against a reported budget of $7 million.
“End of Watch” is one of several films Ayer wrote and directed. He has also written and directed movies like “Fury”, “Suicide Squad”, “Harsh Times”, “Sabotage” and “The Tax Collector”. He also wrote the scripts for films such as “U-571,” “Fast and Furious,” and “SWAT,” as well as “Training Day,” which was adapted into a CBS series of the same name.
David Matthews is also known for his work on TV series such as “Narcos”, “Tyrant”, “Your Honor”, “Boardwalk Empire” and “Law & Order: SVU”. “End of Watch” is the latest movie to see a serial adaptation on Fox. In January, it was also reported that a series of versions of the publisher’s Oscar-nominated neo-western film “Hell or High Water” was in development.