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THE BURIAL

An inspiring drama about the real-life Willie Gary, a charismatic African American attorney who rose from total poverty to take on a predatory corporation and successfully bring it down.  Based on Jonathan Harr's New Yorker article and written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright.

 

GOING PRO

The true story of Damon Weaver, a 10-year old African-American boy from an impoverished Florida town, who relentlessly pursues an interview with President-elect Obama and gets to realize his dream.

 

bIG dAWG

The true story of John "Big Dawg" Thompson, king of the Cleveland Browns' Dawg Pound, and his herculean efforts to prevent his team from moving to Baltimore.

 

THE RETURN OF THE MAGI
A charming Christmas perennial about two batty older sisters who believe a young thief is the third of the three Magi and drag her across the Nevada desert to see the holy child.

 

LONESOME WHEN YOU GO
A supernatural thriller with a heartbreaking romance, it's the story of Charlie and his high school girlfriend Jessica who disappeared one day without a trace. Daouda Coulibaly (WULU) is attached to direct.

 

JOHN FRUM
A moving adventure tale about a Navy crew instructor who returns to the South Pacific Island where he crashed in World War II to help free American hostages and reconnect with his past. 

 

NEVER AGAIN
A riveting true story of Brazil's brutal military regime and the courageous activists who pulled off a spectacular heist to hold the regime accountable for its crimes. Based on Lawrence Weschler’s New Yorker articles.

 

FALLSTREAK
A drama about an unemployed man who accidentally falls on a steel rod in a construction site and decides to make the most of his tragic circumstances. The Spanish version, LA CHISPA DE LA VIDA, premiered to critical acclaim. Mark Steven Johnson (DAREDEVIL) is attached to direct. 

 

 

Episodic Series

Double Nickel is thrilled to be partnered with Sky Studios. The deal enables Double Nickel to option IP for series, and in some cases, Sky Studios will finance production as well.  

 

MAD 

A series based on the wild and crazy guys who created MAD Magazine.  Set up.

 

BLUFORD HIGH

A series based on the beloved Bluford High Y/A books about kids of color in an urban high school.  Set up.

 

tires, etc.

A raunchy short-form comedy about four guys in an auto repair shop.  Set up.

 

CHRONICLE

A series about the early days in the comic book industry and the two upstarts who usher in a new era.  Set up.

 

Hunting whitey

The true story of the 15-year manhunt to capture notorious Boston crime boss Whitey Bulgur, number one on the FBI's Most Wanted Listed.  Based on the upcoming William Morrow book by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge.

 

mAIDEN vOYAGE

The true story of Mina Benson Hubbard's 1905 expedition across Labrador, her race to beat her hated rival's better-financed team, and her romance with George Elson, one of her four native guides.

 

Plugged and screwed

A hilarious crime series based on books by Artemis Fowl creator Eoin Colfer featuring an Irish bouncer at a seedy New Jersey strip club.

 

(H)AFROCENTRIC

An animated series based on Jewels Smith's sharp-witted comic books about recnt mixed-race college grads with a ton of degrees and even more debt.

 

WHAT WOULD JANE do?

A dramedy based on The Jane Austen Handbook and Jane Austen's Guide to Happily Ever After about a young woman trying to navigate the world by imagining what Jane Austen would do.

 

cHARISMATIC

A series based on the real-life cult The Crucified One and the powerful church that a mother and son found in a steel town when the plants close down.