LOS ANGELES (June 29, 2021) – TNT announced today that it is developing “Unknown,” a one-hour drama based on the Liam Neeson box office hit produced by Dark Castle Entertainment. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the film told the story of Martin Harris, a doctor who lost his memory after a car accident and woke up to find his identity taken and the target of mysterious assassins. The series would pick up after the events of the film and follow a new lead character that is thrust into a mind-bending adventure full of twists and turns.
Sean Finegan (“Free Fall”) will write the pilot and executive produce. Karl Gajdusek (“Stranger Things”) and Speed Weed (“Arrow” “Summer I Turned Pretty” “Winx Saga”) will showrun and executive produce. Ethan Erwin, Alex Mace and Hal Sadoff of Dark Castle are also executive producers, alongside Erik Olsen (“The Dirt”) and Liam Neeson (“Unknown”). Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise,” “Black Adam” “Orphan,” “The Shallows”) is attached to direct and executive produce.
Other previously announced scripted projects for the TNets (TBS, TNT and truTV) include two comedy pilots in production, “Space” and “Kill the Orange-Faced Bear”. In addition, “Chad” has recently been greenlit for a second season along with the third season of “Snowpiercer”.
TNT, a WarnerMedia brand, is watched by more people than any other cable network and known for big, lean-forward television that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events. TNT is home to some of television's most popular original series including “Snowpiercer,” “Animal Kingdom,” and “Claws.” TNT is expanding its programming to include premium unscripted with the docuseries “Shaq Life.” TNT also presents primetime specials and sports coverage, including the NBA and NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships and the professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which has exploded onto the scene with “AEW: Dynamite”. Website: www.tntdrama.com
About Dark Castle Entertainment
Dark Castle is a division of Katz Group, a fully integrated sports and entertainment company. Since its inception, Dark Castle has produced 19 films, including GOTHIKA, starring Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry and Robert Downey Jr. and ROCKNROLLA directed by Guy Ritchie. Dark Castle is also well known for horror films such as ORPHAN, 13 GHOSTS, GHOST SHIP, and HOUSE OF WAX. The company re-launched in 2017. Productions since that time include Mary Harron’s THE EXPECTING and Simon Barrett's directorial debut SÉANCE. Dark Castle recently wrapped a prequel to ORPHAN and is developing series based on their feature films WHITEOUT and ROCKNROLLA, as well as the true crime series RUB & TUG written by Our Lady J at New Regency.