Immigration and border issues are roiling the real world, and soon, they’ll be provoking drama on the small screen.
Paramount Network has given a 10-episode series order to “Coyote,” a drama starring Emmy winner Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”) and executive produced by Emmy-winning director Michelle MacLaren (“Breaking Bad”).
“Coyote” centers on Ben Clemens (Chiklis), who after 32 years as a border patrol agent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black and white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties.
The script comes from writers David Graziano (“American Gods,” “Southland”), Michael Carnes and Josh Gilbert. Graziano will serve as showrunner.
“The powerful, timely setting and complex characters are a perfect fit with the rest of our growing scripted slate,” said Keith Cox, President of Development, Paramount Network and TV Land.
“Coyote” is the latest scripted project for Paramount Network since it rebranded from Spike TV last year. The network is currently home to “Yellowstone” with Kevin Costner, which was recently renewed for a third season. Upcoming series include “Emily in Paris” from Darren Star, the war dramedy “68 Whiskey,” and the recently-ordered “Paradise Lost.”
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