Antoine Fuqua Sells Medical Drama The City to Showtime, Is Determined to Produce Everything on TV

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Antoine Fuqua is continuing to sprint the marathon. Since 2013, he has directed four movies and is attached to four more this year, and now he’s signed a deal with Showtime to produce a medical drama called The City. It will focus on an optimistic young doctor who learns that his new senior resident, who comes off as “tough but brilliant,” is actually a “cunning and deadly psychopath.” Amy Holden Jones — who wrote Mystic Pizza, Beethoven, and the TV show Black Box — will handle the screenplay and take on a producer role. This is the fourth TV deal Fuqua has inked this year, in addition to executive producing CBS’s Training Day series, developing a drama called Ice about diamond traders for AT&T Audience Network, and a first-look contract with the Weinstein Co. So don’t expect him to be free for dinner plans until about 2020.

Antoine Fuqua to Produce New Showtime Drama