A Sexy Beast prequel series to the hit British crime movie is in development. Deadline is reporting that the new series is on the cards over at Paramount, which the trade says will track the origin story of the Gal Dove, Don Logan and Teddy Bass characters, played in the movie by Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley and Ian McShane.
Sexy Beast prequel series planned at Paramount
Sexy Beast follows ex-villain Gal Dove (Winstone) who has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan (Ben Kingsley), intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. Desperate not to sacrifice his enchanted existence, Dove is drawn into a shocking battle of wills with Logan, and takes part in a sensational underwater heist, risking everything to protect the woman he loves.
Deadline has the premise for the Sexy Beast TV prequel series:
The potential series, which will be shopped to cable and streaming networks, will tell the story of up-and-coming criminal Gal Dove as he forms a partnership with Don Logan, starts working for criminal mastermind Teddy Bass and meets and falls in love with adult film star DeeDee — his future wife. Gal is a brilliant thief and Don is a vicious gangster, and the series will explore the pair’s complicated relationship as Gal finds himself descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990’s.
The Sopranos and Rescue Me veteran Michael Calecowill write the Sexy Beast prequel series, though at this early stage there is no news on who will play the three main characters in the show. We’ll keep you updated on proceedings as things move forward.
Here’s the original film’s awesome trailer.