Netflix announces new heist thriller Jigsaw
The non-linear series will tell the story of a £70 million bond heist from 2012.
Netflix has officially ordered a new eight-episode heist series titled Jigsaw.
The show will be loosely based on a real-life incident which took place during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 where $70 million in bonds disappeared from downtown Manhattan.
It’s set to be a fairly unique project for the streamer as it’ll take a non-linear approach to telling its story which spans from 24 years before the heist to a year after it was carried out.
Jigsaw will star Giancarlo Esposito, Jai Courtney, The Man in the High Castle’s Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Paz Vega, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay and Niousha Noor.
Eric Garcia, who previously wrote the script for the 2003 black comedy Matchstick Men, will serve as showrunner with Elite Squad’s Jose Padilha set to direct the first two episodes.
Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker and Jordan Sheehan are amongst its executive producers.
The series is currently being filmed at the new Netflix Studios in Brooklyn, New York but a release date is not yet known.