Sky has commissioned the raucous crime thriller A Town Called Malice.
The eight-part series is set to be a family saga with the Costa Del Sol in the early 1980s as its backdrop, featuring a pulsating 80s soundtrack.
Created and written by Nick Love (Bulletproof), A Town Called Malice follows a crime family of petty thieves from South London called the Lords, who have fallen to the bottom of the criminal food chain and are not happy about it.
Gene Lord, the youngest son on the clan, finds himself overlooked and neglected by his family, who fail to recognise his keen intelligence and killer instincts. After narrowly surviving a gangland battle, Gene and his formidable girlfriend Cindy flee arrest in London for Spain. Quickly becoming embroiled in the local criminal underworld, the lovers seem to find trouble around every corner.
When the rest of the Lords join the pair on the Costa del Sol, they seize the opportunity to reinvent themselves and restore their family to their former glory. Filled with romance, obsession, deceit, swagger and high camp, A Town Called Malice is both a musical love letter to the 80s and a high-octane operatic thriller.
Creator and writer Nick Love commented: “I’m over excited and hugely grateful to Sky for supporting my vision once again - I have lived and breathed Malice for the past few years, and for it finally to come to fruition, is a dream come true.”
Gabriel Silver, Director of Commissioning, Drama, Sky Studios, added: “If Dallas and Pulp Fiction created a love child to the strains of Duran Duran, it would be A Town Called Malice -- an intoxicating cocktail of ‘80s romance, avarice and violence, served up with pineapple chunks and an umbrella… Brought to life so brilliantly by Nick Love’s scripts, audiences will be taken back to the vivid world of the Costa Del Sol in its pomp, with a glorious take on the soundtrack of the era.”
A Town Called Malice will air on Sky Max and NOW in late 2022.