EXCLUSIVE: Showtime expands Whites, a crime drama limited series starring and produced by Ethan Hawke. Written by prolific Tony Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Jez Butterworth (Ford v Ferrari, Specter), the series is adapted from the novel of the same name by Richard Price. Whites is a Civic Center Media project in association with MRC Television, with Ram Bergman’s Rian Johnson and T-Street and Ethan Hawke and Ryan Hawke Influenced producing.
Whites was released in early April, eventually landing at Showtime. He reunited the Hawkes with Showtime following their collaboration on The good lord birdstarring Ethan Hawke and produced by Ethan and Ryan Hawke through their Under the Influence banner.
Here is a description of Whites: Every detective is haunted by his white whale, the attacker who got away because the justice system failed. Billy Graves (Hawke), once a rising star in his department and former member of a well-respected group of cops called the “Wild Geese”, steps away from NYPD Homicide and joins the Nightwatch Division, where his business ends when he fate – but his past calls to him when a seemingly simple murder case involving a white whale unfolds, threatening his career, lasting friendships and family.
T-Street’s Bergman, Johnson and Nena Rodrigue will serve as executive producers alongside Ethan Hawke and Ryan Hawke for their Under the Influence, Butterworth and Price banner. The project falls under T-Street’s first film and television deal with MRC, which is a minority investor in the company.
Whites, which Price wrote under the pen name Harry Brandt, was released in 2015. It was originally set up at Sony for a film adaptation.
Hawke, four-time Oscar nominee, just wrapped his starring role in Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series moon knight. He is replaced by CAA, MGMT Entertainment and attorney George Sheanshang.