Veteran actor Bokeem Woodbine from movies Jason Lyric, Caught Up, & the hit miniseries Fargo has landed lead role in the new A+E drama titled The Infamous. The drama is being written Joshua Zetumer, who is writing the Marvel Comics movie Gambit.
The Infamous centers on two complicated men on a collision course: an ambitious reformed gangster poised to break out of South Central (Woodbine) and the LAPD detective hell-bent on taking him down.
The drama is set against real events in turbulent 1990s Los Angeles and leading up to the L.A. Riots that tore the city apart. Woodbine will play Shannon, a former gang member turned successful hip-hop producer who is poised to break out of South Central but becomes the target of a LAPD detective.