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Micronesian Blues -- 90's crime thriller from makers of Banshee ordered at Cinemax

http://deadline.com/2016/08/cinemax-...ey-1201796874/

Banshee co-creator executive producer Jonathan Tropper and executive producer/director Greg Yaitanes are partnering with Grey’s Anatomy alum Patrick Dempsey for a new crime thriller drama project at Cinemax.

Micronesian Blues, written by Tropper and to be directed by Yaitanes, is based on the true story of Los Angeles cop Bryan Vila, a former Marine who had served in Vietnam, who took a job training local police in Micronesia in the early 1990s, expecting a paid vacation. The series tells the story of a burned out LA cop who accepts a teaching job in Micronesia, only to find himself caught up in a bloody war between tribal gangsters, lawless mercenaries, and crooked CIA agents.

Tropper and Yaitanes will executive produce alongside Dempsey and his producing partner/manager Joannie Burstein through the actor’s. Shifting Gears Productions. The company’s Justin Franklin will co-produce.

Banshee, which Tropper created alongside David Schickler, with Yaitanes directing the pilot, was a breakout for Cinemax. It recently wrapped its run after four seasons.

Yaitanes also serves as director/executive producer on the upcoming Cinemax series Quarry. Tropper also wrote the 2014 Shawn Levy movie This Is Where I Leave You, adapting from his own novel.

As an actor, original Grey’s Anatomy star Dempsey, who left the ABC drama last year, will next be seen in Bridget Jones’s Baby.
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Re: Micronesian Blues -- 90's crime thriller from makers of Banshee ordered at Cinema

Could be awesome.
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Re: Micronesian Blues -- 90's crime thriller from makers of Banshee ordered at Cinema

Yeah the story sounds like it has potential. And they have a good creative team behind it.

We'll how things go and who they cast. I'm guessing they would probably shoot this in Hawai'i. Seems like the most logical place that could be a substitute for Micronesia.
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Re: Micronesian Blues -- 90's crime thriller from makers of Banshee ordered at Cinema

Sounds great
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Re: Micronesian Blues -- 90's crime thriller from makers of Banshee ordered at Cinema

A grittier Hawaii Five-0? I'm in!
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Re: Micronesian Blues -- 90's crime thriller from makers of Banshee ordered at Cinema

I washoping they's make a Banshee spin-off with Veronica Dawson and Job.
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Re: Micronesian Blues -- 90's crime thriller from makers of Banshee ordered at Cinema

Anything from the Banshee creative gets an initial watch from me.
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Tropical locale and the Banshee team? I'm all in!
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Re: Micronesian Blues -- 90's crime thriller from makers of Banshee ordered at Cinema

Sounds cool. The real guy teaches criminal justice @ Washington State U.

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