Despite the conclusion of “Ozark,” Jason Bateman is not quite done at Netflix: The actor-director is co-developing a new limited series called “Black Rabbit” at the streamer with Jude Law, which the two of them will star in and executive produce.
While plot details are being kept under wraps, the one-hour show is based on an original idea, with Oscar-nominated “King Richard” scribe Zach Baylin and Kate Susman writing the teleplay. The duo’s Youngblood Pictures production company, Bateman’s Aggregate Films and Law’s Riff Raff Entertainment are behind the endeavor.
As mentioned, the project — if greenlit — would mark Bateman’s return to the streaming platform following his starring turn in one of its preeminent and earliest originals, “Ozark.”
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Bateman, who won a directing Emmy for his work on the show, is also known for “Arrested Development” and “The Outsider.” His film credits include “Bad Words,” “Zootopia,” “Juno” and “Game Night.” Next up, he’ll be in the Netflix-Amblin thriller “Carry On,” opposite Taron Egerton. He is also starring in Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s upcoming untitled movie about Sonny Vaccaro (Damon), the Nike marketing executive who relentlessly pursued signing Michael Jordan to an endorsement deal in the 1980s.
Law is a two-time Oscar nominee known for his starring roles in “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Closer,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Sherlock Holmes” and “The Holiday.” Next on his docket is portraying Captain Hook in Disney+’s “Peter Pan and Wendy,” playing Henry VIII opposite Alicia Vikander’s Queen Catherine Parr in the historical thriller drama film “Firebrand.” He’s also in production for “Star Wars: Skeleton Crew.”
Deadline first reported the news.