Sylvester Stallone has signed on for a new period cop drama series, currently titled The Tenderloin!
The 72-year-old Creed actor will executive produce and direct multiple episodes of the the History show, Deadline reports.
Stephen Kay (Sons of Anarchy, The Shield) is set to write the pilot.
The Tenderloin is based on the true story of Charles Becker, “a New York cop at the turn of the century who led the Strong-Arm Squad, tasked with going to war with the Italian, Jewish and Irish gangs in a violent New York City neighborhood called The Tenderloin. … After some dramatic developments, Becker wound up the first and only policeman in U.S. history to be executed for murder.”
The official logline reads, “Becker and his squad were dirty cops but at the same time tried to impose order in a city controlled by gangs and Tammany Hall.”
“Long before Miranda Rights or the fictional series The Shield, there was the very real Charles Becker, a police officer living by his own moral code,” History EVP and Head of Programming Eli Lehrer said. “This is a passion project for Sylvester, who has discovered new facts on Becker’s case that shed new light on this infamous anti-hero. We look forward to joining forces with him to bring this incredible story to History audiences.”