Dev Patel, from Slumdog Millionaire is set to star in The Key Man. The limited series follows the story of disgraced financier Arif Naqvi.
It’s set in Middle East, produced by Miramax Television. NBCUniversal International Studios executive Marc Helwig commented.
“Miramax IP is in its very DNA international facing and so there is a natural opportunity to mine the library for local to global shows,” Helwig said. Additionally, “Miramax is a legacy company built on backing innovative, new voices, and we are recapturing that essence in television with our approach to working with many new and emerging voices in Europe and beyond,” he said.
It’s part of the new international from Miramax Television. The Gentlemen, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Gangs Of New York, Chocolat, The English Patient and Prêt-à-Porter are some of the studios former reportoar. Patel is set to executive the series together with Scott Delman and Florence Sloan.