Sylvester Stallone to Produce and Direct a Early 1900s New York Police Series Called TENDERLOIN for History Channel
The History Channel and Sylvester Stallone are working together on a new police drama series that’s set in New York City in the early 1900s. The series is called Tenderloin, and Stallone will produce and direct several episodes of the series.
The series “revolves around the true story of Charles Becker, a corrupt New York City cop who led the Strong-Arm Squad tasked with trying to keep order in a neighborhood overrun with ethnic gangs in the Tammany Hall era of New York politics. Becker wound up becoming the first — and to date only — police officer to face the death penalty for murder.”
Damn! That certainly sounds like it’s going to be an intense series and something that I know I’ll want to watch. It’s also a perfect project for Stallone to be a part of, and it’s cool that he’ll be bringing his talents to bring this story to life.
Eli Lehrer, exec VP and head of programming for History, had this to say in a a statement:
“This is a passion project for Sylvester, who has discovered new facts on Becker’s case that shed new light on this infamous anti-hero. We look forward to joining forces with him to bring this incredible story to History audiences.”
Sons of Anarchy writer Stephen Kay is writing the pilot episode for the series. Does this sound like a show that you’d want to watch?