HBO Inks Deal with Creators of “Cocaine Cowboys”…Series Coming


via SOHH

HBO has struck a deal with the creators of Cocaine Cowboys, the award-winning documentary that examines the drug trafficking trade, to be recreated as a drama series.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the series will chronicle stories featured in the film by closely examining the uprisings of Miami, Florida’s cocaine trafficking.

The network has tagged on-screen big wigs Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay to executive produce the project while “Cold Case” creator Meredith Stiehm will take over writing on the series.

Produced by Warner Bros. Television, the project may later be picked up by local network WBTV for physical production if it becomes a hit.

Based on the real-life experiences of criminals and drug traffickers in Miami during the 1960’s and 1970’s, the 2006 documentary offered viewers an inside look at the uprise of cocaine imports and violence associated with the lifestyle.

As a show of the documentary’s popularity, Rick Ross created a notable mixtape with the same title, which featured other Miami heavy hitters such as Trick Daddy and Pit Bull as well as big names including Raekwon, Lil’ Wayne, Fat Joe and Clipse.

No information has been released yet on when the drama series will begin production.

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