*AT&T Audience Network has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order for “Ice,” an Antoine Fuqua drama set in the treacherous and colorful world of diamond traders in downtown Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Produced by Entertainment One, “Ice” will begin production in August for a launch later this year.
The serialized crime drama follows the Green family as it plunges into the underbelly of the L.A. diamond trade. Jake and Freddy are half-brothers brought together by their father, Isaac, the patriarch behind G&G Diamonds, and their uncle Cam. After wildcard Freddy kills a prominent diamond dealer, Jake must bail him out and save the family business while maneuvering amongst jewelry thugs, blood diamond deals, false certificates and the Feds.
Fuqua will direct the premiere and executive produce.
“I’ve been interested in this idea for several years and am thrilled to have found such great partners to bring this project to fruition,” Fuqua said of the drama that has been in the works for nearly two years. “I’m always looking for projects that explore worlds that audiences think they know, and then shining an authentic light on them, and with Ice we’re going to do both.”