The Wire and The Walking Dead director Ernest Dickerson has been tapped to direct the majority of Fabrik Entertainment’s new true-crime drama Interrogation, for CBS All Access.
Dickerson, who has worked as Director of Photography on many of Spike Lee’s films including Do the Right Thing and Malcom X, will direct six of the ten episodes and has also come on board to exec produce the series.
The drama, in which the viewer becomes the detective, stars Peter Sarsgaard (An Education), Kyle Gallner (Outsiders), Kodi Smit-McPhee (X-Men: Apocalypse), and David Strathairn (Lincoln). The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios and Fabrik Entertainment. Co-creators Anders Weidemann (30 Degrees in February) and John Mankiewicz (House of Cards, Bosch) will serve as executive producers alongside Fabrik Entertainment’s Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate.
Interrogation is based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years, in which a young man (Gallner) was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. He is sentenced to life in prison, and spends the next two decades fighting to prove his innocence. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files. The first nine episodes of the series will be available to watch in any order, and the conclusive season finale will be released at a later date. Smit-McPhee will play a troubled teen who meets Gallner’s character at a drug-rehabilitation center, where they became friends.
Dickerson, who is repped by Untitled Entertainment, Paradigm and lawyer Adam Kaller, has directed a number of high-profile series including Fabrik Entertainment’s Bosch, The Man in the High Castle, Treme, House of Cards, and Dexter. He directed the pilot episodes for AMC’s Low Winter Sun and SyFy’s Gale Ann Hurd-produced Hunters. His feature work includes Juice starring Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur, Surviving the Game, Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, Bulletproof, and Bones, while his last movie, Double Play, based on the celebrated novel of the same name, premiered at the 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam.