Taylor Kitsch is Set To Play a Family-Oriented Drug Dealer in a New HBO Drama
For the most part, I’ve enjoyed Taylor Kitsch’s work, so I was happy to see that he is set to star in and executive produce a new drama series at HBO.
There’s no title for the series yet, but Kitsch will take on the role of a character named Chris Klug, “a young, family-oriented, drug dealer who catches the wrong end of a bad batch of dope that leaves him in a temporary vegetative state. He discovers that it was no accident and someone close to him was in fact trying to take him out.”
It’s said that the story will be told through flashbacks and Chris’ present-day purgatory. I like the concept behind the series and there’s no doubt that it’s going to be filled with all kinds of frustrations, especially with the main character being in a vegetative state not being able to do anything.
The series was created by John Barcheski (Sons of Anarchy, The Bastard Executioner), who will also serve as writer and executive producer along with Robert Munic. Munic will also serve as showrunner and Matt Shakman is attached to direct and executive produce.
Kitsch got his big break on Friday Night Lights then went on to star in a couple big budget bombs such as John Carter, which was actually a good film, and Battleship, which wasn’t very good. He also starred in True Detective Season 2, Lone Survivor, American Assassin and a few other projects.
Do you think this new HBO project will be a good one for him?