"Quarry" star Logan Marshall-Green
Deadline Hollywood reports today
that Cinemax has picked up "Quarry," a 1970s-set drama created and produced by Little Rock's Graham Gordy and Michael D. Fuller, as an eight episode series. The show is based on novels by Max Allan Collins, will star Logan Marshall-Green ("Prometheus") and will be directed by Greg Yaitanes ("House," "Lost"). According to Deadline:
Quarry tells the story of Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green), a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. As he struggles to cope with his experiences at war, Conway is drawn into a network of killing and corruption that spans the length of the Mississippi River. Jodi Balfour, Peter Mullan, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Damon Herriman co-star, along with Jamie Hector, Edoardo Ballerini and Skipp Sudduth. “This nuanced and dynamic show marks an exciting moment in the evolution of Cinemax programming,” said HBO’s Michael Lombardo.
Gordy, a former Times
columnist and a writer on Ray McKinnon's "Rectify," spoke about "Quarry" to the Times back in 2013
"The '70s, to me, has always been this kind of amorphous decade that felt like nothing was there, like it's been kind of undefined. It's tremendous for film, it's remarkable for music, but otherwise it just feels like futility. ... I'm really interested in what happens to a character that sort of personifies that futility, before we get to that kind of 1980s thought: 'If I can't count on God, and I can't count on my political leaders, and I'm not so sure about romantic love, then at least I can think about me and making money.' "
"This last decade has been sort of a scrambled rewind of the 1970s — an unwanted war, a really terrible recession, and a lot of apathy and anger," Gordy said. "We're not going to reinvent anything here, but there is something interesting about the form of this: having 10 hours per season — if we get it — to sort of explore what happens to that individual ... . A big part of this show for us is asking the question in every episode: 'Am I a man, or a monster?' "