Ewan McGregor is set to star in a drama series currently in development at Amazon Prime Video, Variety has learned. The series, currently titled “Lodi”, is inspired by a true story told in Alta Online Composition by Andrew Dubbins. A synopsis of the series reads, “In 1977, Lou (McGregor), an auto salesperson turned ordinary small-town citizen turned FBI snitch, infiltrates the cabal when a key member of organized crime offers to buy his Cadillac dealership.
For the next three seasons, Lou’s hunt for fame is tested as he becomes embroiled in the inner workings of a crime family – from tackling a multi-million dollar operation to acquiring a surrogate son – before his first indictment for a heinous crime.
Boss,” Timothy Greenberg is attached as “The Daily Show,” “Living With Yourself” showrunner, and superintendent. McGregor will star and executive produces. Brillstein’s Allie Goss and John Liebman will produce administrative earnings, with creative mates Caleb Tuttleco-executive protection.
Entertainment One(eOne) is the lead plant with Amazon Studios. McGregor is currently in production on the Showtime/Paramount series adaptation of “A Gentleman in Moscow,” based on Amore Towles’ novel of the same name. He will star in, produce and executive produce the series.
He recently directed “Star Wars.” Based on the Disney limited series, he reprises his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi, which McGregor is also producing. McGregor’s other recent television credits include an Emmy-winning part in season 3 of “Halston” on Netflix and “Fargo” on FX. His most recent film Credits include “You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder,” “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” and “Raymond & Ray.”