Netflix has ordered the new series “Florida Man,” starring Edgar Ramírez and created by Donald Todd.
The eight-episode series, described in the same vein as “Body Heat” and Elmore Leonard’s “Out of Sight,” revolves around a struggling ex-cop who is “forced to return to his home state of Florida to find a Philly mobster’s runaway girlfriend… what should be a quick gig becomes a spiraling journey into buried family secrets, and an increasingly futile attempt to do the right thing in a place where so much is wrong.”
Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan are executive producing for Aggregate under their first-look deal at the streaming service.
Todd, who will also serve as executive producer and showrunner of the hour-long drama, is known for creating the Christina Applegate comedy series “Samatha Who?” for ABC. He has won a Writers Guild Award for his work on “Ugly Betty” and has been nominated for an Emmy, Writers Guild Award and Golden Globe for “This Is Us.”
Ramírez currently stars in Netflix’s “Yes Day,” and recently starred in HBO’s “The Undoing.” The actor will soon embark on production on “Borderlands,” in addition to Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” and Universal’s “The 355.” He has been twice nominated for a Golden Globe for his performances as Carlos the Jackal in “Carlos” and as Gianni Versace in “American Crime Story.” He is repped by CAA, Impression Entertainment, Narrative and Hirsch, Wallerstein, Hayum, Matlof + Fishman.
Aggregate Films is behind Netflix series “Ozark,” starring Bateman, as well as HBO’s “The Outsider” and FX’s “A Teacher.” Also on tap at the company are Apple TV Plus’ “Lessons in Chemistry” and feature rom-com “Your Place or Mine,” a Hello Sunshine co-production.