Oscar Isaac is making another TV run – having recently starred both in Marvel’s Moon Knight and the Golden Globe-nominated miniseries Scenes From A Marriage –, this time for a crime thriller series called Helltown.

The Star Wars actor is in talks to star in and produce the new series, in which he would play famed author Kurt Vonnegut, the satirical novelist best known for Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five. The story, which Severances Mohamad El Masri has adapted from a novel by Casey Sherman, follows Vonnegut before he was a renowned writer. In 1969, Vonnegut was a struggling novelist and car salesman living life with his wife and five children on Cape Cod. When two women disappear and are later discovered murdered underneath the sand dunes on the outskirts of Provincetown, Vonnegut becomes obsessed and embroiled in the chilling hunt for a serial killer, forming a dangerous bond with the prime suspect.

Sounds like Helltown might bare some resemblance to Netflix’s Pale Blue Eye, in which a young, pre-fame Edgar Allan Poe consults on a series of murders at West Point.

Edward Berger, whose film All Quiet On The Western Front scored four Oscars this weekend, will direct the eight-episode series for Amazon Studios. Robert Downey Jr. is also attached via his Team Downey production company.

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