Ed Berger, who recently won an Oscar for his film All Quiet on the Western Front, has been tapped to direct and executive produce an upcoming crime thriller called Helltown. The show, which is being developed by Amazon Studios and produced by Team Downey (Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey), will consist of eight hour-long episodes.
The story is based on the book Helltown by Casey Sherman and will explore the life of Kurt Vonnegut before he became a well-known author. Talks are currently underway with Oscar Isaac (known for his role in Moon Knight) to star in and executive produce the series. Here is everything we know about the upcoming series.
Helltown Season 1 Release Date: When Will it Premiere?
While it has been announced that the eight-episode crime thriller series, Helltown, will be produced by Amazon Studios and directed by Ed Berger, there is currently no information on when the series will be released. Given that the announcement was made earlier this year, it may take some time before the show becomes available for streaming on Amazon.
However, once released, viewers can expect to be treated to an intriguing exploration of the life of Kurt Vonnegut before he became an acclaimed author. It is worth noting that the earliest fans should expect the series to be released is in 2024.
Helltown Season 1 Plot: What will you get to see in the movie?
Based on Casey Sherman’s novel of the same name, Helltown centers on the life of Kurt Vonnegut, portrayed by the talented Oscar Isaac, before he rose to fame as a cultural icon. Set against the backdrop of the 60s, Kurt and his wife live a modest life with their five children on Cape Cod.
However, when two women disappear and are later discovered brutally murdered beneath the dunes of Provincetown, Kurt finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse, obsessed with tracking down the serial killer.
As he delves deeper into the case, Kurt forms a dangerous bond with the prime suspect, leading to a heart-stopping climax that will leave audiences breathless.
Helltown Season 1 Cast: Who will be in?
Rising star Oscar Isaac is reportedly in talks to lead the upcoming series “Helltown,” where he’ll take on the role of Kurt Vonnegut in his early years before he became a famous author. The show is being written and run by Mohamad El Masri, who will also serve as an executive producer, alongside Ed Berger, who will direct the series.
“Helltown” is being produced by a team of esteemed producers, including Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell, and Gena Konstantinakos. Additionally, Casey Sherman, the author of the book that the show is based on, will serve as an executive producer for the series.
Helltown Season 1 Trailer: When will we see it?
While the highly anticipated Amazon series “Helltown” has yet to release its trailer, it’s expected to be available sometime in 2023. For viewers eagerly awaiting the show’s release, there are so similar crime thriller shows that they can watch in the meantime.
Shows such as “Mindhunter,” “True Detective,” and “Broadchurch” are all highly recommended and sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.