HBO has officially given an untitled film a direct commission to the series Brad Ingelsby Task Force Project, coming from the creator and writer of Mare of Easttown. Following his Emmy-winning lead role in I Know This Much Is True, Mark Ruffalo reunites with the premium network to star in the limited untitled drama, in which he will play a character named Tom. HBO notes that Ruffalo was cast before the Writers Guild of America launched its first writers’ strike in fifteen years.
“We are very pleased to be working with us again Brad Inglesby, the brilliant author behind Mare of Easttown. “Brad’s boundless creativity and unmatched ability to captivate audiences are nothing short of inspiring and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on another journey together,” said Francesca Orsi, head of the HBO drama series, in a statement. “When the opportunity arose to work with Mark on another series, we all jumped at the chance to see him bring great humanity to a new role. We’re also honored to be working with Jeremiah, an unparalleled director whose deep understanding of visual storytelling will only take this project to a new level. The coming together of these talents is so exciting and we can’t wait to share this story with the world.”
What can you expect from the Brad Ingelsby project?
The miniseries will be written and executive produced by Ingelsby, who received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series for his work on Mare of Easttown. Based on an original idea, the story follows a task force of police officers and the criminals who are trying to arrest them.
Executive producers are Ruffalo, Paul Lee, Mark Roybal, Nicole Jordan-Webber, Jeremy Yaches and Jeremiah Zagar, with the latter also serving as director. It is a production of wiip and HBO. Due to the ongoing WGA strike, the network has not yet set the project’s production start date.
In addition to the untitled project, Ruffalo will also next appear in the Netflix limited drama series All the Light We Cannot See, which is set to release sometime this year. The Marvel star is also currently involved in two high-profile films, including Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things and Bong Joon-ho’s Mickey 17.